Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Fixed term for 5 years

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,799 to £38,832. With potential progression once in post to £41,212 a year.

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work at the Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham. The successful candidate will work on a project aimed at studying the role of brain oscillations in relation to perception, attention and memory. This will be done in the group of Prof. Ole Jensen. The methodological focus of the project is MEG recordings and re-analysis of existing animal data.

The candidate will be making use of the newly installed MEG system at the University of Birmingham and help to develop the laboratory. The candidate will be involved in all stages of designing and conducting experiments, analysing electrophysiological data. The candidate will be expected to prepare the results for high quality academic publications, to present at national and international academic conferences, and to engage in public activities. All research will be conducted in the spirit of open science. Furthermore that candidate will take part in supervision students and contribute to the Centre for Human Brain Health through leadership.

The following skill set would be required for this post:

  • A PhD degree in area of cognitive neuroscience, biology, psychology or computer science
  • Expertise in MEG or EEG data acquisition
  • Good programming skills ideally in Matlab
  • High level analytical capability
  • Extensive experience with experimental design and statistical analysis.
  • Strong academic writing and presentation skills.
  • Supervision experience (BSc and MSc students)
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort

For additional information contact Ole Jensen

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