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Assistant Professor in Psychology

University of Birmingham - Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 With potential progression once in post to £56,587 a year (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th June 2022
Closes: 8th August 2022
Job Ref: 99910

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

We are looking for creative, thoughtful and collaborative colleagues who would like to develop their academic careers with us, and who will welcome the opportunity to be part of our research and education teams.

We will consider outstanding applicants in any area of Psychology and/or Neuroscience who align with our School profile and areas of research strength and teaching needs. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven track record of multimodal neuroimaging using any of the techniques we have available at the Centre for Human Brain Health (MRI, MEG, OPM, EEG, fNIRS, brain stimulation). We are open to any combination of techniques, including but not restricted to EEG-fMRI, EEG-MEG, TMS-fMRI, MEG-MRI etc. We are open to appointments at Associate or Assistant Professor level.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and vibrant research and teaching environment in which everyone in our community can flourish. We support a research culture in which discovery and translation are intertwined and we offer state-of-the-art facilities, bringing together like-minded colleagues to form collaborative teams addressing applied and fundamental questions about brains, minds and the behaviours of individuals and groups.

Our Centre for Human Brain Health is a £25M multi-disciplinary initiative aiming to consolidate basic science and clinical expertise in the area of brain health. Our members come from a range of scientific disciplines including human neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, physiology, physics, computer science, sport and exercise science, biology and mathematics. The Centre has a physical hub in purpose-built accommodation on the University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus, and has excellent collaborations across the University of Birmingham, as well as with the Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It houses state-of-the-art imaging facilities, including research dedicated 3T MR (Siemens Prisma) and MEG (Neuromag TRUIX) systems, an OPM facility, an Imagent near-infrared spectroscopy system, two sleep laboratories and facilities for EEG, brain stimulation and exercise.

Main Duties

To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques.  

Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.

Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research

To use a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students.

Teach and examine courses at a range of levels

Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same

To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others.

Person Specification

  • A relevant higher degree, usually a PhD (complete or close to completion), or equivalent qualifications.
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

For enquiries about any of the opportunities: Professor Edward Wilding (E.L.Wilding@bham.ac.uk);

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button above or visit our careers website;

https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 99910 in all enquiries.

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