A62762R Research Assistant

Newcastle University - Institute of Neuroscience

(60% FTE)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Based in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, the “Haptic Vision” project involves using next-generation touch screens to test visually-impaired and normally-sighted volunteers’ ability to use their sense of touch for perception and recognition. The main duties are to liaise with schools and charities, recruit volunteers of different age groups, and test them in experiments.

You will have a degree (minimum BSc/BA or equivalent) in a related area (e.g., psychology). Experience in testing volunteers and/or working with children is desirable.

You will have good organizational, communication and data-analysis skills. You will be able to work independently and as part of a larger research team. You will interact and test people of different age groups and different visual abilities so good “people-skills” will be an asset. 
A DBS will be required for this role.

Tenable for 12 months, 22.2 hours per week.

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For informal enquiries please contact: quoc.vuong@newcastle.ac.uk

Quoc Vuong: https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/q.c.vuong/
Patrick Degenaar: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/neuroprosthesis/

Institute of Neuroscience

Faculty of Medical Sciences

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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