Research Associate - Sleep Research
Cardiff University - School of Psychology
|Salary:||£32,004 to £38,183 Grade 6 p.a.|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||29th November 2016|
|Closes:||9th January 2017|
Boosting creativity in sleep through targeted memory reactivation
We are seeking an outstanding scientist for a Research Associate post studying sleep and memory. This post is linked to a prestigious ERC grant on sleep and creativity held by Prof. Penny Lewis at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). The post-holder will use targeted memory reactivation to examine how memory replay in different sleep stages impacts upon aspects of memory integration and recombination which underpin creativity.
The Neuroscience and Psychology of Sleep (Naps) lab is a thriving community of computer scientists and sleep researchers studying all aspects of how sleep impacts on cognition (see our nascent web pages: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cubric/research-2-2/neuroscience-and-psychology-lab-naps/)
Cardiff University’s Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) opened in Spring 2016, housing a unique combination of facilities and expertise that will further its world-leading research in Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry. Further details of CUBRIC can be found on our web-page: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cubric.
The post is full time, available from 1 Feb, 2017 for an appointment of 2 years.
Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum, pro-rata if part-time (Grade 6)
Interview date: 18th January 2017
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.
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