|Salary:||£23,715 to £34,308|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||30th March 2023|
Interview date: Tuesday 18th April 2023
The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University is delighted to be seeking to appoint a full time Technician, to support our vibrant and active research. You will join a small team of four who work collectively to provide technical and resource support to the department.
The technical team supports a very diverse array of activities creating custom equipment for experiments including; writing code, custom electronics, 3D printing, integrated systems using Arduinos, wood and metal work. This position will be ideal for someone who enjoys practical solution-driven tasks, building and prototyping custom pieces of equipment. We welcome applicants who do not have all the desirable skills, as a development and training program can be provided. Previous experience of studying psychology or working in a psychology department is not essential. This role is on a career grade spanning grades 5 and 6 with the postholder progressing onto grade 6 once any required training is successfully completed. A delayed start date can be negotiated as long as the candidate is in post by September.
The benefits of the role
The Psychology Department is a busy teaching and research active Department. It is home to a friendly group of over 40 Academic staff, with teams of Research and Professional Services and Technical staff. The Department supports a large cohort of Undergraduate students; a thriving group of Masters and Postgraduate research students; and a wide range of research projects including several cross-institution grants.
Our department has one of the largest collections of psychology experimental equipment in the country. Our on-site research is housed mainly in a dedicated building with a range of labs devoted to behavioural testing from babies to adults and specialised laboratories devoted to neuroscience methodologies (EEG, NIRS, TMS), eyetracking, and interviewing, as well as motion capture, VR and auditory testing booths. Several members of academic staff and PhD students conduct research off-site in local nurseries, schools, and hospitals, and others conduct research studies on-line. To find out more about the department visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/psychology/research.
Please upload a cover letter with your application. For each of the supporting statements in the application form, please include examples to show your experience or skills in that area.
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups for this indefinite, full-time post.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Peter Tovee (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based. The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education. We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.
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