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EEG Scientist (KTP Associate)

Aston University - School of Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus a £4000 personal development training budget
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2020
Closes: 23rd October 2020
Job Ref: R200253

Location: Cognition Communications Ltd. Head Office, Birmingham 

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)

This role is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to join a forward thinking team of interdisciplinary experts to develop a novel approach to sales and marketing utilizing a combination of technology, psychology and decision science, to deliver more effective marketing campaigns. The role offers the successful candidate a fantastic opportunity to improve industry specific outcomes by applying their technical skills to develop, analyse and apply neurophysiological data to deliver a sector leading performance in terms of marketing efficiency. 

Candidate Profile:

The Psychology Associate must hold an Hons degree (1st/ 2.1) or ideally an MSc or PhD in Psychology or related discipline. S/he should have a strong understanding of Cognitive Neuroscience including EEG analytical techniques with technical/ data analysis. Experience of Marketing Psychology would be an advantage. Experience in working with EEG data and/ or brain-computer interface hardware and software is advantageous but not essential as training will be given. Strong problem solving and analytical skills would be key.

  • Strong organisation and communication skills in order to take ownership of the project and ensure it progresses to achieve the agreed objectives.
  • Experience of working in an agile environment and ability to introduce agile concepts into the business.
  • Interpersonal skills to work closely with Cognition Communication staff across all functions to embed the skills through collaborative working.
  • Communication skills to be able to present project progress across the company.

This project is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Cognition and Innovate UK.  As a KTP Associate you will have a dedicated £4,000 budget to access extensive Personal Development opportunities to support the project and your future career. To learn more go to

You will work in a project team with Dr Carl Senior, Professor Adrian Burgess and Dr Silvia Wong at Aston University and senior management at the Cognition Communications Ltd.

Cognition Communication Ltd An award winning, fast growing, innovative provider of digital marketing services. It was founded with the aim of blending emerging market technologies with the psychology of buyer behavior. To find out more please visit

Aston University: An interdisciplinary team of experts from the School of Psychology in the College of Health and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will support this project.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact: Dr Carl Senior 0121 204 4068;

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. 

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