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Research Fellow - Embodied Timing and Disability in DJ Practice

University of Birmingham - School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £33,309 with potential progression once in post to £43,434. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: 98263

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Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434. As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is £33,309.

Fixed term contract for up to 12 months

The Department of Music at the University of Birmingham is involved in an 18-month research project in music cognition, entitled Embodied Timing and Disability in DJ Practice. The project is led by the Department of Music working with two industry partners. The project includes funding for a full-time Research Fellow for 12 months starting in February 2022.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate holding a PhD in Music Cognition, Experimental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience hold, or be close to completion or equivalent and an ability to independently use EEG to study the human brain, including setting up experiments with standard experimental software, recruiting participants, running experiments, data preparation and analysis.

The Department of Music has an outstanding international reputation and an active and successful research programme, including several interdisciplinary research collaborations with other schools and departments at the university, such as the School of Psychology, The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and The Department of English Language and Linguistics.

  • Work within the project team to achieve the project objectives
  • Design and implement studies to investigate temporal processes in the brain, body and musical instruments of DJs during DJ practice
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, electroencephalography (EEG), motion-capture technology, literature reviews, and research interviews 
  • Carry out advanced statistical analysis of experimental data, and contribute to the interpretation of the results
  • Disseminate research, including writing academic articles or parts thereof for publication and presenting spoken papers or posters at research seminars and academic conferences
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research

The successful applicants will benefit from:

  • A thriving academic environment in one of the UK’s leading universities
  • Support and guidance from experts in the field
  • Office space and IT facilities
  • A research travel budget
  • CPD opportunities

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Dr Maria Witek on

Closing date: 27.10.2021                            

Reference: 98263

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