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EEG Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a full-time 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 ideally have a degree in psychology, neuroscience or linguistics or a related discipline, and experience of administering EEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system. 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). Applicants will also carry out home test visits to collect language data once infants are aged 18 months.

Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with infants would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (

Further information may be downloaded below.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in the week beginning 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) 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 PJ12395 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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