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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Psychology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,728 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 17th September 2018
Job Ref: PJ16426

EEG/MEG Research Associate

Developmental Dyslexia and Remediating Oscillatory Rhythmic Entrainment Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate to lead the EEG and MEG components of a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The position is available from 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a PhD in psychology, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of designing, administering and analysing EEG and MEG experiments. Expertise in oscillatory paradigms and time-frequency analyses would be an advantage, along with a working knowledge of the role of amplitude envelopes in speech processing.

Applicants require excellent mathematical, programming and technical skills (e.g. Matlab). Applicants will require the capacity to work independently running the planned EEG and MEG studies and analysing data.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor Usha Goswami (

Please note the closing date for applications is 17 September 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ16426 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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