Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Neuroscience & Psychology

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to a project on modelling culture-specific dynamic social face signals for transference to social robots, working with Dr. Rachael Jack. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in psychophysics and reverse correlation techniques, MATLAB programming skills, dynamic social signalling of the face, cultural psychology, vision science, and designing human behavioural experiments.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum.

This position is fixed term until 17 March 2018.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 018807; Closing date: 24 September 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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