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Research Technician

University of Reading - School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

Location: Reading
Salary: £26,396 to £31,411 per annum.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th December 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: SRF43192
 

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Research Technician to join our collegiate, research-active and highly regarded team of academic staff.

The appointed individual will contribute to technical support for our Psychology students and staff, under the direction of the Director of Teaching and Learning for Undergraduate Psychology programmes and alongside a senior Research Technician to be appointed. The role will include the day-to-day running of testing cubicles and laboratories for teaching and research; provide training, practical assistance and advice in the use of specialist equipment, techniques and software either in one-to-one consultations or in groups; be responsible for the maintenance and bookings of resources and equipment; manage the assessment library and support the programming of basic experiments. The candidate will also be expected to provide administrative support of our school’s SONA system and our Gorilla subscription. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a background in and experience in programming relevant to Psychology.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community, and be supported by a dedicated new appointment in the School within a similar remit, academic staff as well as the University Research Software Engineering team. They will have the opportunity of acquiring new skills towards open research and reproducibility (e.g. UK Reproducibility Network).

We are seeking to appoint one full-time or part-time Research Technician on a permanent basis to start in February 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants will have

  • MSc in Psychology or closely related discipline.
  • Relevant technical experience or work experience in a technical role.
  • A good understanding of Psychology research laboratory issues.
  • Ability to use and maintain specialist psychology equipment (such as EEG, Virtual Reality, motion capture, eye tracking, editing suites, online experiments).
  • Previous experience of working in an academic or scientific environment, ideally in a discipline closely related to psychology.
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively.

Interview Date: 20/01/2023

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Director of Teaching & Learning
Contact name: Dr Juliane Honisch
Contact phone: +44(0) 118 378 6137
Contact email: j.j.honisch@reading.ac.uk

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: 
Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences
Contact name: Dr Etienne Roesch
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8581
Contact email: e.b.roesch@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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