Graduate Research Assistant in Atypical Development

University of Oxford - Department of Experimental Psychology

Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinbergen Building, South Parks Road, Oxford

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We are seeking a graduate researcher to join an ongoing project investigating perception, attention and social cognition in children with autism spectrum symptoms and/or intellectual disability of known genetic origin. A keen interest in developmental psychology and neurodevelopmental disorders as well as experience with children and families affected by disability are essential.

The post holder will be responsible for general project management and administration, and manage own research and administrative activities within guidelines provided by the Principal Investigator. The research will involve designing and conducting experiments using eye-tracking and/or electrophysiology techniques to collect data from children and their parents in home and school settings around the UK. Responsibilities also include recruiting participants, statistical analysis and presentation of data at meetings, and the preparation of scientific reports and manuscripts for publication.

The post is funded for 18 months by the James S McDonnell Foundation.

You will hold a good undergraduate degree and proven experience in developmental cognitive psychology, autism spectrum disorder and/or disability. As well as experience of data analysis and the use of advanced statistical and eye-tracking or electrophysiological analysis packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities. You will also have excellent ability to work well with children and/or adolescents and their families, and individuals with autism spectrum disorders and/or cognitive impairments/other severe disabilities. Experience with using standardised assessments in children is necessary.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday on 4th January 2017.

You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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