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Research Assistant (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Clinical Neuroscience

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £27,924 to £30,497 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th September 2021
Closes: 18th October 2021
Job Ref: MED363121

Location: UK Other

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Scottish Section of the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department, located in Glasgow. This is a thriving centre of research into how people use their hearing, how hearing loss affects them, and how new technologies could help.

The successful candidate will assist researchers studying how people process speech when listening in conversation, and how this differs between people with normal and impaired hearing. The ultimate aim of this work is to better support individuals with hearing loss. Duties will include running experiments using a variety of experimental techniques, from eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Each of these techniques will allow us to understand different aspects of speech processing, and training will be provided (though prior experience is a plus). As well as working with participants, the post-holder will have the opportunity to search and distil literature, process data, and write reports of our findings. 

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related area. Someone that enjoys working with people, can communicate well, has good statistical and software skills (and a desire to learn more), and that can pick up new techniques confidently will excel in this role. Additional essential and desirable criteria are listed in the Role Profile.

This post is full-time (36.25 Hours) and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Lauren Hadley: lauren.hadley1@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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