Research Officer

Bangor University - School of Psychology

The Social Brain in Action Lab (SoBA Lab) at Bangor University, Wales, invites applications for a fixed-term, full time post-doctoral researcher to work on the ERC Starting Grant ‘Social Robots’ with Prof. Emily S. Cross. The successful applicant will be the coordinator of the first major research stream of the Social Robots project, which involves using behavioural, neuroimaging (fMRI) and neurostimulation (TMS/tDCS) measures to explore experience-dependent plasticity among healthy young adults, young children, and older adults across prolonged periods of human-robot interaction.  Duties will include working to develop all research materials related to the first and second research streams of the Social Robots project, data collection, data analysis (in collaboration with other team members), responsibility for all academic outputs and reports, and any other duties commensurate with experience. The research officer will be a key member of the Social Robots team and will work closely with other team members.

A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or Computer Science), as well as outstanding written and spoken communication skills are essential. The successful applicant is expected to have a track record in publishing high quality papers, including a significant number of 1st author papers. 

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available for a period of 2 years.   

Applications will only be accepted via Bangor’s on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning +44 (0)1248 383865.

For more information on the Social Brain in Action Laboratory, please visit
For more information on the Social Robots project, please visit

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