Research Assistant

University of Glasgow - RI Neuroscience & Psychology

Job Purpose

The post-holder will contribute to the 5-year Wellcome Investigator Award entitled Brain Algorithmics: Reverse Engineering Dynamic Information Processing in Brain Networks from MEG Time Series. There will be a total of 3 Research Associate positions covering different aspects of the project.

The aim of the project is to collect behavioural and brain data (primarily MEG and fMRI) from human observers who categorize faces (and scenes) from parametrically extracted information samples (pixel-based and multivariate developments of the Bubbles technique). Using information theoretic methods, we aim to first reconstruct the information subsuming categorisation behaviour. With similar methods, we will reconstruct the information processing networks that code and transfer behaviourally-relevant information between stimulus onset and categorization decisions.

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.

The funding for this post is until July 2021 in the first instance.

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.

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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