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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are seeking to recruit a full-time research assistant to assist with the recruitment, testing and basic analyses of patients and healthy controls. The Voon lab at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge focuses on understanding mechanisms underlying impulsivity and compulsivity particularly in disorders of addiction using multimodal approaches. The Research Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day project administration, participant recruitment, cognitive and imaging testing, updating project logs, maintaining ethics approvals, data management and statistical analyses of data. Training will be provided for testing paradigms and analyses. The applicant must be organised and have good communication skills. Experience with testing in research settings within the last few years is recommended. The work will mostly be based at Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Herchel Smith Building.

Applicants should possess a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as neuroscience, psychology or a related science degree, experience with research testing within the last few years, have good interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate clear and succinct writing skills.

The position is full-time.

Informal enquiries may be directed to

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available from 1st August 2018 for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults' barred list). 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 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 Saturday 7th July 2018 and interviews are yet to be confirmed.

Please quote reference RN15839 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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