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Vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology

There are currently 4 vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology:

Title Closes Salary
Graduate Research Assistant - Internet-delivered Psychological Treatments for Anxiety Disorders and PTSD (2 posts) June 28, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
Part-time Research Assistant in Infant Bilingualism July 2, 2019, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a. (pro rata)
Postdoctoral Researcher July 10, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infant Bilingualism July 25, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Graduate Research Assistant - Internet-delivered Psychological Treatments for Anxiety Disorders and PTSD (2 posts)

Closes: June 28, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Graduate Research Assistants to join the team at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety, Disorders and Trauma working closely with Professors Anke Ehlers and David Clark on research evaluations of internet-delivered psychological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder and social-anxiety disorder and related conditions.</p><br> <p>The successful applicants will assist in the administration of two randomised controlled trials of internet-delivered psychological treatments, liaise with web developers and users of the internet-delivered therapy, will interview patients with PTSD or social-anxiety disorder, and will assist with data entry and with editing video and written materials for treatment studies. The posts are funded from 1 July 2019 until 1 December 2021.</p><br> <p>Applicants should have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, good understanding of computers and software, knowledge of statistics and experimental design, and be experienced in the use of statistical packages such as SPSS. Prior experience with research on PTSD or social-anxiety disorder and experience with video-editing and editing websites is desirable.<br> <br>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 28 June 2019.</p> </div>

Part-time Research Assistant in Infant Bilingualism

Closes: July 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join the Oxford BabyLab team led by Professor Kim Plunkett to provide research support to a project on Infant Bilingualism testing children between 18 and 30 months using the Visual World task and various electrophysiological measures.</p><br> <p>Activities will range from research support and laboratory administration through to communication and web management. The varied portfolio of activities will suit energetic individuals with a specialist knowledge in the area of Infant Bilingualism, experience of working with young children, and superb organisational skills.</p><br> <p>The post is part-time (50%) and funded by the ESRC for 12 months starting 1 September 2019.</p><br> <p>You will hold a first degree in psychology with relevant experience and be working toward a doctorate in experimental psychology. Along with the ability to manage you own research and administrative activities, excellent communication skills, a knowledge of Matlab and R are essential criteria to make a success of this role. You will also have experience using eye-tracking equipment with young toddlers, and an understanding of how to extract and analyse the data collected using such devices.</p><br> <p>An enhanced DBS check is required due to regulated activity involving children.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 July 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Researcher

Closes: July 10, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join a research team working on a research project looking at academic potential in children, headed by Dr Mellanby.</p><br> <p>This a full-time position, fixed-term for 1 year.</p><br> <p>The postholder will contribute to the identification of causes of students underachieving relevant to their potential. The researcher would engage further schools in the programme, supervise verbal and spatial reasoning testing (Vesparch) and analyse the results. A new test for older children is also currently in development and the researcher will develop and use this test further.</p><br> <p>You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relative experience and sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to be able to work within established research programmes. The ability to manage your own academic research and associated activities along with experience of contributing to publications and working with children are also essential for this role. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with 3rd party organisations.</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 10 July 2019.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Infant Bilingualism

Closes: July 25, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a dynamic and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the Oxford BabyLab team led by Professor Kim Plunkett to work on a new project investigating Infant Bilingualism from a computational and experimental perspective.</p><br> <p>The post is a fixed-term contract until 31 May 2022 funded by the ESRC. The appointee should be able to take up the position by 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.</p><br> <p>The postholder will take an active role designing and implementing neuro-computational models of early bilingualism. The experimental component of the project involves eye-tracking studies with 18 - 30 month old toddlers, and statistical modelling of the data. You will present the findings to national and international audiences. As well as managing your own research and administrative activities, you will act as a source of information and offer advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.</p><br> <p>The postholder will also be involved in experimental design, preparation of visual and auditory stimulus materials, testing of children, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. Experience in working with 18 - 30 month old toddlers is desirable.</p><br> <p>You will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil together with relevant experience in the field of experimental psychology and/or cognitive science, demonstrable expertise in computational modelling, the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities, and possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge of eye-tracking procedures would be an advantage.</p><br> <p>Informal enquiries about the research can be made to Professor Kim Plunkett (<a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:%20kim.plunkett@psy.ox.ac.uk">kim.plunkett@psy.ox.ac.uk</a>).</p><br> <p>Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 25 July 2019.</p> </div>