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Vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology

There are currently 5 vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology:

Title Closes Salary
EEG Manager and Research Facilitator Oct. 29, 2018, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Oct. 29, 2018, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Oct. 29, 2018, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
Graduate Research Assistant Nov. 5, 2018, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
Research Manager Nov. 12, 2018, noon Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

EEG Manager and Research Facilitator

Closes: Oct. 29, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking an outstanding EEG Manager and Research Facilitator. This post is funded by the grant supporting the infrastructure of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) to facilitate human electrophysiological and human imaging and electrophysiological studies. The postholder will be based in the Department of Experimental Psychology (EP) and will be part of the WIN and Brain and Cognition Lab (directed by Professor Kia Nobre).</p><br> <p>The post is full-time, fixed-term for 2 years.</p><br> <p>The postholder will manage the EEG and brain-stimulation (e.g., TMS, tDCS, tRNS) laboratories and provide support for setting up and conducting human electrophysiological studies. The main duties include looking after the equipment, consumables, and procedures of the EEG and brain-stimulation laboratories at the Anna Watts Building, as well as oversee billing and auditing to maintain the laboratories working order.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will hold a first degree in a relevant area of science and have an interest in scientific research into human cognition. With extensive experience of collecting EEG and brain-stimulation data, and an understanding of EEG and brain-stimulation safety, ethics and information governance. You will also have experience of supporting researchers in data collection. A good working knowledge of electronics, computers and databases are also required and high levels of motivation, resourcefulness and self-reliance with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail are essential for this role.</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 29 October 2018. It is anticipated that interview will be held early November 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Closes: Oct. 29, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a programme of research in the ReadOxford research group in the Department of Experimental Psychology led by Professor Kate Nation. This group hosts a wide range of research associated with language, with a particular focus on written language and learning to read. The focus of this post is to investigate how shared reading and experience with book language shapes the development of language and literacy.</p><br> <p>The post is full-time, fixed-term for 24 months, starting in January 2019.</p><br> <p>The postholder will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator and other members of the research team and the Advisory Board. The main duties include developing and testing research questions, setting up and running experiments with children in schools, including liaison with school staff, data analysis, preparing publications and presentations and assisting with general administration.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will hold an undergraduate qualification and/or Masters degree in a related subject such as psychology or speech and language sciences and a PhD (or soon-to-be completed PhD) in psychology or a relevant subject, with direct experience of psycholinguistic research or other data-driven approaches to studying language development. You will have a strong publication and dissemination record commensurate with career stage and opportunity. A good theoretical knowledge of language and/or reading development is also required, along with experience of designing and running experiments with children in a school and/or a pre-school setting. You will have excellent statistical, coding and data-handling skills, experience of working with large and complex datasets and a commitment to open science best practice. Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, planning and organisation are essential for this role.</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 29 October 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held the week of 5 November 2018.</p> </div>

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Closes: Oct. 29, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>The Department of Experimental Psychology is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project examining secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact. The project focuses on the role of perceived conflict between outgroups. The post will be part of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict (OxCSIC) headed by Professor Miles Hewstone. The research is carried out in collaboration with Professor Oliver Christ (Hagen University, Germany) and Dr James Rae (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).</p><br> <p>The post is fixed-term for 12 months.</p><br> <p>The main duties include preparing and carrying out experimental online studies/surveys and supporting the conduction of large surveys in US and UK, analysing data and creating data visualisations to communicate findings and conclusions. Also included are evaluating the impact of intergroup contact for explicit and implicit intergroup attitudes in the case of perceived conflict between outgroups and prepare findings for publication in high-impact journals.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will hold a Masters in a relevant area and have conducted experimental studies, especially those designed for online participants. You will be familiar with research literature on intergroup contact, especially secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact. Proven research skills and research methods, including experimental design and a very strong background in quantitative methods and demonstrable knowledge of working with experimental and survey data using advanced statistical methods are also necessary. You will have expertise in data visualisation and communication (e.g., ggplot2 or other graphing software) with knowledge of specialist statistical software packages (e.g., Mplus, R). Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft research papers and to work as a member of an interdisciplinary and international research team are also required.</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 29 October 2018.</p> </div>

Graduate Research Assistant

Closes: Nov. 5, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a highly motivated and resourceful research assistant to help facilitate a research programme funded by the James S McDonnell Foundation to explore how neural dynamics mediate stable cognitive states, like working memory and selective attention. This research will be conducted within the Attention Group headed by Mark Stokes, based in Experimental Psychology, in close collaboration with the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity and an international team of neurophysiologists and clinical neurosurgery.</p><br> <p>The post is fixed-term for 12 months. This is a full-time position but part-time (50%) working will be considered.</p><br> <p>The postholder would play an important role managing various aspects of the day-to-day running of the research, supporting graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The principal methods include EEG and MEG, however there is scope in the project to extend to other complementary approaches.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will hold a first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant area of science and be able to demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of scientific research into human cognition along with a commitment to research and demonstrable research experience. A knowledge of statistics and ability to use statistical packages (e.g. SPSS) with excellent Microsoft Office skills and the ability use web-based resources to search and manage science-related material are also necessary. You will need to have good interpersonal skills, excellent organisational skills and the ability to articulate ideas clearly in verbal and written form.</p><br> <p>If you are interested in this role and have the skills we are looking for please apply on line. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the job requirements, and details of two referees as part of your application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 5 November 2018.</p> </div>

Research Manager

Closes: Nov. 12, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking an enthusiastic, resourceful and proactive Research Manager to organise, administer and promote the research activities of the Brain and Cognition Lab based at the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity. Working directly with Professor Kia Nobre you will play a key role in the organisation and smooth running of the research group.</p><br> <p>The post is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.</p><br> <p>Activities will range from laboratory administration and research support through to communication and web management. The varied portfolio of activities will suit individuals with superb organisational skills, a background in administration, and a keen interest in communicating and promoting science.</p><br> <p>You will have a degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant area of science along with experience in an administrative role or managing scientific project or lab, excellent communication and IT skills and the ability to use web-based resources. Creating and maintaining websites, experience of managing a budget and excellent organisation and interpersonal skills are essential for this role. Knowledge of university administrative processes and financial procedures would be an advantage.</p><br> <p>If you are interested in this role and have the skills we are looking for please apply on line. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the job requirements, and details of two referees as part of your application.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 12 November 2018.</p> </div>