Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology Vacancies

Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer - 016686

Location: Gilmorehill Campus
Job Family: Research & Teaching
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Negotiable and depending on experience

The Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology and the School of Computing Science are developing an initiative in social robotics. Within the Institute, we aim to appoint a new member of staff who will significantly develop our research presence in this area. The appointment can be at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Professor dependent on the applicant’s credentials.

Potential candidates should perform research in social neuroscience, computational neuroscience, social cognition, grounded cognition, or a related field that bears on social interaction and social robotics. Examples of relevant research areas include facial or bodily mirroring, theory of mind (intention attribution), the perception of agency, coordinated social action, etc. Primary qualifications for the position include research excellence, together with leadership potential for moving collaborative research on social robotics forward. Commitment to social robotics in previous and current research will be weighed positively.

The candidate’s research program should align with the strategic objectives of the Centre for Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN), and should complement our existing expertise in social signal processing, interactive communication, and/or grounded cognition. The Centre has excellent research facilities, including 4-D face motion capture, whole body motion capture, a variety of eye-tracking facilities, together with state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities for fMRI, MEG, EEG and TMS associated with the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi). As part of the University of Glasgow’s Social Robotics Initiative, the successful applicant will have excellent opportunities for collaborating with computer scientists and engineers in the College of Science and Engineering, with access to their robotic facilities and resources.

Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN): http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/neurosciencepsychology/research/cscan/

Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging‌: http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/neurosciencepsychology/research/ccni/

University of Glasgow’s Social Robotics Initiative: http://glasor.inp.gla.ac.uk/

School of Computing Science: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/computing/

 

Informal enquiries may be made to: Simon.Garrod@glasgow.ac.uk

For more information and to apply online, visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs and search for reference 016686.

Closing date: 30 April 2017


Research Assistant - M00733

Location: Gilmorehill Campus
Job Family: Research & Teaching
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: £27,629 - £31,076

We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to work in the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging within the Research Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

The laboratory of Edwin M. Robertson is dedicated to understanding the offline brain. Much of the work will focus upon understanding how newly formed memories for skills, actions and events continue to be processed after their formation. Experimental work will include brain stimulation techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) combined with neuroimaging techniques including EEG and MEG. The researcher selected for this post will design, conduct and analyze research designed to deepen our understanding of off-line memory processing, and write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences.

Applicants should have (or expect to receive in the near future) a PhD in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, mathematics, computer science or another relevant discipline, with a strong analytical background. Ideally, applicants will have direct experience using MATLAB as a tool for the conduct and analysis of experiments. Experience with either human neuroimaging or brain stimulation techniques would be an advantage. Any applicant will have enthusiasm, and a clear, demonstrable capacity for acquiring expertise in these techniques.

The Centre has both a wide array of neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG and EEG) and brain stimulation techniques (TMS, direct and alternating current stimulation), and critically has the proven capacity to successful integrate these techniques together. The Centre has an international reputation for its work in Cognitive Neuroscience, is home to three Wellcome Trust Investigators, several National Academy Members (Royal Society; Edinburgh), and is housed within the School of Psychology; one of the top Psychology departments in the UK.

 

Funding is available for this post until 14 August 2019 in the first instance.

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Edwin Robertson (Edwin.Robertson@glasgow.ac.uk). 

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs and search for reference M00733

Closing date:  21 May 2017


Athena SWAN

The University of Glasgow as an Athena SWAN Charter member (http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/) is committed to promoting equality in all its activities and aims to provide a work, learning, research and teaching environment free from discrimination and unfair treatment.

The Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology/School of Psychology, as a Bronze award holder, recognises the Athena SWAN Charter, promotes open and fair policies for equality and supports flexible working arrangements. 

Further information and local Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team contact details can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/psychology/athenaswan/.