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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Computational Cognition Group led by Dr Paul Bays at the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of researchers investigating the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for perceiving and remembering visual objects, and for directing visual attention and gaze.

The appointee's main role will be to implement and conduct experiments testing the perception and memory of volunteer participants, using primarily visual psychophysical and eye-tracking techniques. The role holder will also be expected and encouraged to contribute to experimental design, data analysis, presentation of results in the form of talks and posters, and preparation of papers for peer-reviewed publication. The post-holder will additionally contribute to organization and maintenance of equipment and the lab environment.

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's or equivalent first degree in neuroscience, cognitive science, experimental psychology or other relevant subject. Experience in coding (particularly with MATLAB or R) is desirable, as is previous lab experience.

The position is available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2020 in the first instance.

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.

More information about the lab can be found at Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Bays (

Please note the closing date for applications is 24 February 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ18107 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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