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EEG Research Associate/Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a full-time EEG Research Associate/Research Assistant to work on a longitudinal project investigating auditory and motor processing abilities and language development in infants using EEG and motion capture. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see: The position is available from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have (or be close to completing) a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics or a related discipline, and have experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG experiments involving oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses. They require excellent mathematical and technical skills (e.g. Matlab).

Applicants will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the EEG laboratory and smooth running of the testing of the infant cohort (120 infants, 8 repeated monthly visits from age 2 months). Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with infants would be an advantage.

The salary if appointed as a Research Associate will be £30,175 - £38,183 per annum. The salary if appointed as a Research Assistant will be £25,298 - £29,301 with promotion to Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in the week of 24 July 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records) check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ12376 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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