Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

University of East London - School of Psychology

Fixed term contract until 30/11/2019

At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research. UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally-recognised level. In the last two years, we’ve risen 79 places in the National Student Survey.

Applicants are invited for a Post-doctoral research fellow to examine: a) fluctuations in Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) activity in naturalistic, home settings and b) interactions between attention and ANS activity in lab based settings in typical children and children with Rett Syndrome. You will be responsible for developing new signal processing techniques to analyse automatic data, including nonlinear time series models.  It is a multi-site project, split between the University of East London and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

The project will involve collecting lab-based data using a TX300 eyetracker to examine attention control abilities in typical children and children with Rett Syndrome. It will also involve recording Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) function, including Electrocardiography, Impedance Cardiography, respiration transducers, Accelerometry and Electrodermal Activity.

The post-holder will be mainly based in London, where the collection of ANS data from typical children will take place. This involves travelling to New York on several occasions, including one visit of at least two weeks, to perform equipment set-up and between-site cross-validation checks.

The post is suitable from applicants with a background in Psychology, Neuroscience or Medicine with an interest in signal processing, time-series analyses and some experience of data analysis using Matlab or a similar programming environment.

Part-time applications will be considered.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sam Wass -

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at (reference number: 003r2018). The closing date for applications is 21st January 2018

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.

We are working actively to improve the diversity of our staff

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