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Vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology

There are currently 4 vacancies within Department of Experimental Psychology:

Title Closes Salary
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience April 30, 2018, noon Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.
Part-time Research Assistant in Experimental Psychology May 9, 2018, noon Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a. (pro rata)
Web Developer May 14, 2018, noon Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.
Watts Professorship of Psychology June 1, 2018, noon not specified

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Neuroscience

Closes: April 30, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking an outstanding senior postdoctoral researcher to join a team of scientists to work in the Human Information Processing Lab headed by Professor Chris Summerfield. The lab uses a combination of behavioural testing, computer modelling and functional neuroimaging to investigate the computational mechanisms of learning and decision-making in both humans and artificial agents.</p><br> <p>The post is full-time, fixed-term for 24 months.</p><br> <p>The postholder will conduct research of an international standard independently designing and conducting research into learning in humans, animals and/or neural networks with a view to pursuing an independent research agenda; disseminate research findings in publications and talks; and provide day-to-day supervision for research assistants, postdocs and PhD students in the lab.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with substantial post-qualification research experience in neuroscience, psychology or computer science. You will be highly-motivated with an excellent academic track-record in developing and implementing novel techniques, outstanding quantitative and programming skills, including using computer programs to design experimental paradigms and excellent communication skills.</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 30 April 2018.</p> </div>

Part-time Research Assistant in Experimental Psychology

Closes: May 9, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 6: £28,098 - £33,518 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>A part-time research assistant position is available for a highly motivated graduate to integrate into a team of researchers investigating the suitability of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-based neuro-feedback for teaching adolescents to enhance emotion regulation circuits in a real-time setting.</p><br> <p>The role of the research assistant will be to oversee the day-to-day implementation of the project including the recruitment and scheduling of participants and the acquisition of behavioural and neuroimaging data, and assisting the laboratory head with health and safety.</p><br> <p>This is a part-time position (0.5 FTE), fixed-term for 6 months. Starting date is immediate.</p><br> <p>Candidates should have a good first degree in a psychology or neuroscience-related discipline and experience working with children and adolescents would be advantageous. As well as excellent communication and IT skills you should be enthusiastic, well-motivated, and be able to work independently and part of a collaborative research team.</p><br> <p>For informal enquiries about the job, please contact Dr K Cohen Kadosh (<a rel="nofollow" href=""></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 9 May 2018, with interviews being held on the 15 May 2018.</p> </div>

Web Developer

Closes: May 14, 2018, noon; salary: Grade 8: £39,992 - £47,722 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.</p><br> <p>Web developers with good degree in computer science or a related area and extensive professional experience with the Django-Python web framework are invited to apply for the position of Web Developer for research on internet-delivered psychological treatments.</p><br> <p>The successful applicant will work closely with an internationally renowned team of researchers who have developed highly effective face-to-face psychological treatments for a range of mental health problems. The postholder will lead the development of a platform for the online delivery of some of these treatments, maintain existing programmes, and play a major role in research projects evaluating the internet-delivered treatments and the processes that lead to symptom improvement.</p><br> <p>The successful applicant will be part of a vibrant and growing informatics/IT community at the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry. We develop and support infrastructure and conduct research across a range of domains including clinical trials, virtual reality, clinical informatics, bioinformatics, digital health/connected devices, imaging.</p><br> <p>The successful applicant will also have experience with JavaScript, HTML/CSS, and SQL. Knowledge about working with Amazon Web Services hosted databases, the PHP-platform and the specific requirements surrounding confidential health data and information governance is desirable.</p><br> <p>The post is currently funded until 31 March 2019 with the expectation of annual renewal until 31 March 2022, depending on annual release of the budget awarded by NIHR</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 noon on 14 May 2018.</p> </div>

Watts Professorship of Psychology

Closes: June 1, 2018, noon; salary: not specified

<div> <p></p><p>The Watts Professorship in Psychology is prestigious post in the Department of Experimental Psychology in collaboration with Wolfson College, at the University of Oxford. To fill this position, we are seeking a world-renowned academic who is a major research leader in their specialist area of experimental psychology.</p><br> <p>The successful candidate will carry out original research of the highest international standing and enhance the research environment of the department through leadership and collaboration. They will be expected to make major contributions to the strategic direction and governance of the department and to take an active role in governance at Wolfson College. They will contribute significantly to supporting the educational and research aims of the department; advance the department&#8217;s culture of diversity, collaboration, fairness, and respect; participate in public-facing activities to engage the public with science; and promote widening access and participation in education.</p><br> <p>Start date: 1 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.</p><br> <p>Applications for this post are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details about how to apply, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.</p><br> <p>The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 1 June 2018.</p><br> <p>Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.</p> </div>