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Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience

The University of Manchester

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to experience).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th June 2019
Closes: 22nd July 2019
Job Ref: BM&H-14123

Job Reference: BM&H-14123
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY): 22/07/2019
Salary: £32,236 - £39.609 per annum (according to experience)
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine & Health
Division: Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
Hours Per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: Available For 5 Months From Start Date

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate position to study the neural mechanisms of inner speech in silent reading. Inner speech is an inwardly audible speech experience without hearing external speech. It has similar acoustic characteristics with overt speech and also activates the auditory cortex in the brain. Using EEG and eye tracking, the current project aims to uncover how inner speech experience may arise from the brain’s oscillatory synchrony and how it influences the reading process.

The Research Associate will carry out several EEG studies and manage all aspects of research under the supervision of Dr Bo Yao.

The post will start from 1/9/2019 for 5 months initially, with the possibility of a further 7-month extension (until 31/8/2020).

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in cognitive neuroscience or a closely related subject area. They will be experienced in EEG research and be familiar with MatLab toolboxes such as SPM and EEGLAB. Candidates with research experience in neural oscillations, speech processing or reading are particularly welcome.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Manager: Bo Yao


General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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