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A postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience is available to work on executive control in affective contexts in individuals with common mental health problems, and on the analysis of large-scale datasets integrating mental health, cognitive, and brain-level data. Applicants with expertise in the cognitive (neuro)science of executive control and/or experience of analysis of large cohorts, and particularly longitudinal data, are encouraged to apply.

You will have, or be in the final stages of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in a subject directly related to Cognitive (Neuro)science, Psychology, or Psychiatry. You will have experience in statistical behavioural analysis (R, SPSS), programming experiments (Matlab, e-prime) and be able to work independently running behavioural studies. Experience with neuroimaging methods would be welcomed but is not essential. Research expertise in any one or more of the following subjects is important: executive control, emotion processing, approaches to large scale (longitudinal) data, mood, anxiety and stress disorders.

Your work will from part of the Cognition Emotion and Mental Health Programme (CEMHP) lead by Dr. Tim Dalgleish, aiming to understand the core processes involved in the onset, maintenance, and recovery from common mental health problems and to translate this understanding to generate novel forms of psychological treatment for these syndromes and to provide greater clarity concerning the mechanisms of action of existing treatments.

The post-holder will work as part of a large team including senior cognitive neuroscientists, and most directly, several other post-doctoral neuroscientists working at the CBU.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

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 a covering letter and CV 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 include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th March 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference SU14797 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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