Research Assistant (The Waterloo Foundation)

Cardiff University - School of Medicine

Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute
Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Cardiff University School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI) brings together world-class leaders in neuroscience, mental health and psychology research from Cardiff University and beyond to further the understanding and treatment of major psychiatric and neurological disorders, which represent some of the greatest challenges to society. The Institute membership is drawn broadly from the Schools of Medicine, Biosciences, Psychology and Optometry.

The successful applicant will be required to contribute to the development of independent research, preferably within the specialist area of neurodevelopmental disorders, although research in the areas of neuroplasticity, neuroexcitation or neurodegeneration would be considered; publish in high quality research journals; and pursue excellence in research and inspire others to do the same.

You will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline and you will have recently completed or be in the final year of your PhD in neuroscience, psychology, medical sciences, statistics, bioinformatics or related subject prior to appointment.  You will possess existing knowledge of specialist research methods and techniques and proven ability to analyse complex information.  In addition, you will be an excellent communicator and team player; creative, self-motivated and organised.

This post is a full time (35 hours per week) is funded by The Waterloo Foundation, available immediately and is fixed term for one year.

Salary: £26,052 - £30,175 per annum (Grade 5). Please note that it is anticipated the maximum starting salary for this post will be £27,629.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).
Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

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 and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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