|Salary:||£39,508 to £47,355|
|Placed On:||20th March 2023|
|Closes:||12th April 2023|
The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) The mission of the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement. The UCL GOS ICH, together with its clinical partner Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, forms the largest concentration of children’s health research outside North America. GOS ICH’s activities include active engagement with children and families, to ensure that our work is relevant and appropriate to their needs. GOS ICH generates the funding for our research by setting out our proposals in high quality applications to public, charitable and industrial funding bodies and disseminates the results of our research by publication in the medical and scientific literature, to clinicians, policy makers and the wider public. The Institute offers world-class education and training across a wide range of teaching and life learning programmes which address the needs of students and professional groups who are interested in and undertaking work relevant to child health. GOS ICH holds an Athena SWAN Charter Gold Award.
About the role
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the clinical research team led by Prof Francesco Muntoni at the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, which undertakes high quality research into neuromuscular diseases. You will be responsible for overseeing two linked programs of research that aim to increase our understanding of emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental difficulties in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and to develop novel outcome measures that could be used as markers of change in future gene therapies. Additional studies in the UK are collecting psychophysiological data from children with DMD using a novel ‘fear conditioning’ paradigm, which has been shown to discriminate them from typically developing comparisons. The main duties of the post are as follows. First to liaise with our European colleagues to ensure that data collection and database entry are adequately standardized, Second, to assist with data analysis. Third, to oversee the collection of psychophysiological data by our UK team, and to ensure this is of good quality, prior to interpretation. This post offers an exciting opportunity for candidates to be involved in a developing area of psychological research within childhood neuromuscular conditions. The salary range for this post is £38,308- £39,333 pa, Inclusive of London Allowance and this post is available for 12 months in the first instance.
A Doctorate in Psychology, Clinical or Cognitive Neuroscience is essential. Experience of database management (REDCap), psychological assessment, psychophysiological tasks (including use of BIOPAC/PsychoPy/Acq Knowledge for psychophysiological tasks) and working with children/young people is desirable.
What we offer:
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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
At GOS ICH we aim to always have a balanced interview panel that is representative of gender and ethnic diversity. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on quoting job reference
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