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Research Assistant in Behavioural Neuroscience (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant in the Department of Engineering, to work on an experimental project to evaluate fatigue and pain in patients with arthritis, funded by Arthritis Research UK. The project involves collecting data using behavioural tasks, functional brain imaging, and wearable sensors. The successful candidate will be involved in organising and collecting data from patients, and basic analysis of data accordingly. The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge (UK), with a substantial amount of work performed at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: - Bachelors or master degree in psychology, neuroscience or related subject - Basic research skills in the field of experimental psychology or behavioural neuroscience - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to communicate well with both a diverse scientific team and patient populations - Previous research experience in studies of psychology and behaviour, and general experience in experimental science. - Excellent organisational and management skills, ability to time manage and coordinate complex experimental projects.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £30,175

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this post or the application process, please contact Miss Diane Hazell, email:, Tel: +44 01223 748529

Please quote reference NM12423 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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