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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neuroscience

Department
Psychology

Location
Ormskirk

Salary
£33,966 to £37,099 per annum

Fixed term contract for 18 months - Campus based role

Post Type
Full Time

Closing Date
Friday 19 July 2024

Reference
EHR0138-0624

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About the Role

This post will be in the Tse Memory Lab within the Department of Psychology and funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences. This post offers a unique opportunity to pioneer research that intersects cutting-edge neurological studies with practical health implications. As a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in electrophysiology, particularly EEG, you will design and conduct experiments focused on spatial navigation memory, specifically exploring variations in both healthy aging individuals and early onset dementia groups. This role not only allows you to contribute significantly to the understanding of human behavioural mechanisms but also positions you at the forefront of scientific innovation. The position promises professional growth, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and collaboration with leading experts in cognitive neuroscience and pre-clinical research.

The top three duties and responsibilities of the role will be experiment design and execution, analysis electrophysiological data and programming an development of experimental tasks. 

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Dorthy Tse, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Tsed@edgehill.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to occur between 21/08/24 - 30/08/24.

About You

As a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Neuroscience you will have:

  • experience in designing and conducting advanced behavioural and EEG experiments to investigate memory and spatial navigation
  • Able to analyse electrophysiological data utilizing different methods such as Independent Component Analysis (ICA)
  • Able to develop and program experimental tasks using Unity or comparable software to test theories and models in spatial navigation

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
  • Free foreign language evening classes.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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