Postdoctoral Researcher

Bangor University - School of Psychology

The Developmental Social Vision lab at Bangor University, Wales, invites applications for a full time post-doctoral researcher post as part of a European Research Council funded Starting Grant focused on Developmental Social Neuroscience. The project, ‘Becoming Social’, is led by Dr. Kami Koldewyn and investigates developmental change in social perception, social learning and the social brain in late-childhood/early adolescence. The successful applicant will be the coordinator of the second major research stream of the Becoming Social project, which focuses on longitudinal developmental work in both typically developing adolescents and those with ASD. Methods used may include behavioural, eye-tracking and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, DWI) measures and the postdoctoral researcher who fills this post will be very involved, both conceptually and technically, in the design and construction of research questions and the tasks to address them.

Duties will include working to develop tasks and materials that will be used across the entire developmental project (including children/adolescents aged 9-16 both with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder). The post-doc will also have responsibility, in collaboration with other team members, for data collection, data analysis, preparing academic outputs and reports, and any other duties commensurate with experience. The postdoctoral researcher will be a key member of the Becoming Social team and will work closely with other team members.

A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Imaging/Engineering or Computer Science), as well as outstanding written and spoken communication skills are essential. Candidates who have submitted their dissertation but not yet completed a viva will be considered. Those who are in the “writing-up” phase may be considered, but please contact Dr. Koldewyn before applying to discuss time-line. The successful applicant is expected to have a track record in publishing high quality papers. In addition, this particular post requires significant experience with and interest in developmental research. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable with tackling longitudinal questions and analysis methods and have the technical chops to do so.

The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible (though start date is very negotiable). The position is a two-year post, with the possibility of a one or two-year extension.

Applications will only be accepted via Bangor’s on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning +44 (0)1248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 1st June, 2018.

For more information on the Developmental Social Vision Lab, please visit 

Committed To Equal Opportunities

Expiration Date: 01/06/2018

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