Research Assistant

University of Liverpool - Department of Psychological Sciences

We are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Addiction Research Group, working on an Economic and Social Research Council funded study examining the importance of inhibitory control in people who drink too much alcohol.

The aim of this project is to examine inhibitory control sub-processes using mobile phone applications, and develop behavioural interventions to ameliorate inhibitory control deficits in order to reduce alcohol consumption.

The overall objectives are:

  1. To examine which subcomponents of inhibitory control are directly related to heavy drinking.
  2. To identify ways in which the disinhibiting effect of alcohol cues can be mitigated.
  3. To examine whether ‘inhibitory control training’ is context-dependent.

You should have a degree with a strong interest in addiction research and/or cognitive neuroscience, with experience in laboratory assessments of cognitive performance, impulsivity and/or executive functioning.

You will design and conduct laboratory studies that unpack the role of inhibitory control in alcohol use disorders and, ideally will have experience in recruiting specific heavy drinkers for research studies. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Exeter and Rotterdam.

The post is available until 31 March 2018 commencing 1 February 2017.

Job Ref: 003344.

For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk

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