Research Associate/Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience
University of Nottingham School of Medicine
United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Reference
MED385520
Closing Date
Thursday, 4th February 2021
Job Type
Research
Department
Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Salary
£27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Scottish Section of the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department, located in Glasgow. This is a thriving centre of research into how people use their hearing, how hearing impairment affects them, and how new technologies could help.

The successful candidate will develop and execute specific elements of a UKRI funded programme on predictive mechanisms in social interaction. This programme focuses on how people process speech when listening in conversation, and, specifically, how prediction of speech (in terms of content and timing) differs between people with normal and impaired hearing. The post-holder will use eye tracking to address prediction speed and confidence, electroencephalography (EEG) to address oscillatory behaviour, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate motor simulation. They will also have the opportunity to gain supervision experience, and to lead their own studies, as the project progresses.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent experience in cognitive science, experimental psychology, neuroscience or a related area. Those near to completion of a PhD are also encouraged to apply. Duties will include designing and running experiments of speech and conversation behaviour, as well as taking the lead with complex data analyses to tie cognitive and neural processing to behaviours such as turn-taking. They will also oversee the work of a research assistant, and support PhD students on the programme. Key requirements are strong statistical skills, experience designing neural/physiological experiments with human participants, and enthusiasm for collaborating with others. Familiarity with the literatures on speech processing or language prediction mechanisms are desirable, as is expertise in relevant techniques (e.g., EEG, TMS, eye-tracking). Further essential and desirable criteria are listed in the Role Profile.

This post is full-time and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st December 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lauren Hadley: email lauren.hadley1@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesandsupport/workingintheuk/documents/support-with-immigration-expenses-policy-application-form.pdf

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