Research Technician

University of Reading - School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic person to join us in examining individual differences in pain responses, and response to psychological intervention for pain. This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the research, including scheduling and running participants, and database management. They will also have the opportunity to participate in data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication. The selected candidate will join the CINN Pain Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Tim Salomons in the School of Psychology. This is a three year, full time position, and the selected candidate will have the option of completing a Ph.D. concurrently with the position.

You will have:

  • A B.Sc (or equivalent) in Psychology or a closely related discipline. M.Sc. (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and interest in psychotherapeutic interventions (e.g. CBT, mindfulness) and related areas of Psychology

Previous research experience, interest in (and knowledge of) neuroscience and pain mechanisms, experience in analysis of behavioural and neuroimaging data, programming and database management are not required but preference will be given to applicants who have experience and skill in these areas.

The School of Psychology has agreed to cover tuition fees should the successful applicant wish to pursue a Ph.D. under Dr. Salomons’ supervision, concurrent with employment. Enrolling in the Ph.D. program is not a condition of employment, although preference may be given to an appropriately qualified individual who desires to enrol in the Ph.D. program.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Tim Salomons
Contact phone: Please email
Contact email: t.v.salomons@reading.ac.uk

Interview date: the interviews will take place at the end of the month of November.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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