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Research Associate - NIBS and EEG in Severe Brain Injury

University of Birmingham - School of Psychology

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Up to £32,982 Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th March 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 103427

Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 6, salary £32,982.

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract up to March 2025

Role Summary

We are inviting applications for a Full-time Research Associate Position for the bed-side arm of  the RAINDROP study (https://www.daviniafernandezespejo.com/raindrop).The role will involve delivery of tDCS and data collection of a range of EEG measures to assess the impact of tDCS on the brains of patients with a disorder of consciousness after severe brain injury. In addition, the Research Associate will be responsible for managing the project – i.e., interacting with families and clinicians, booking the testing sessions, etc.  Testing is conducted in designated hospitals across the West Midlands and in London and therefore the successful candidate would need to be able to travel. The candidate will work with Dr Davinia Fernández-Espejo and Dr Damian Cruse at the School of Psychology and will be part of an integrative and multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians. 

Person Specification

The successful candidate must have:

  • A BSc Degree in the area of Psychology, Neuroscience, Health Sciences or equivalent (MSc desirable).
  • Experience with research and conducting of human (clinical) trials (experience working with vulnerable populations desirable).
  • Experience with collecting electrophysiological data (practical experience delivering tDCS desirable).
  • Cooperative nature and strong teamwork skills, with a willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (practical experience interacting with clinical teams desirable).
  • Able to travel to the designated hospitals for testing.

Informal enquires can be made to Davinia Fernández-Espejo d.fernandez-espejo@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 button above.

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