Research Associate

Royal Holloway, University of London - Psychology

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work with Dr Carolyn McGettigan on the project “Vocal Learning in Adulthood: Investigating the mechanisms of vocal imitation and the effects of training and expertise”, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project will investigate the behavioural and neural correlates of the imitation of vocal sounds in control and expert (e.g. beatboxers, singers) populations, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and the vocal tract.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline (e.g. Experimental Phonetics, Speech Science, Medical Physics). They must have previous research experience with neuroimaging using MRI and show a capacity to use computational methods for cognitive neuroscience research. Expertise in auditory processing and vocal communication research is highly desirable.

This is a full time post, available from January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 12 months in the first instance.

This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Carolyn McGettigan ( or +44 (0)1784 443529). For more information about the activities of the Royal Holloway Vocal Communication Laboratory, visit the lab website:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application form and submit (i) a full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and (ii) a 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0916-321

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

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