Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology Vacancies

Research Assistant - 044244

Job Family: Research & Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Range: £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum

Research Assistant/Associate

Vacancy Ref: 044244

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Researcher to join the laboratory of Professor Edwin M. Robertson within the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology which is home to several Wellcome Trust Investigators and national academy members (Royal Society, Edinburgh).

This post will be funded by the Leverhulme Trust (UK) and would suit a bright, creative, enthusiastic and dedicated aspiring researcher with an interest in human neuroscience. The group examines the architecture of human memory. We integrate together a variety of cutting edge techniques including behavioural analysis, functional imaging and brain stimulation. Together, these are used to provide a picture of how the content and structure of a memory determines its fate (retained or enhanced) across different brain states (sleep vs. wakefulness).  The group provides a superb training environment with many using it as a foundation to secure independent fellowships, and faculty positions.

Applicants will be qualified with SCQF Level 10 (Honours degree) in Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Physics or Engineering, or other relevant subject, for appointment at Grade 7 the successful candidate will be qualified to Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD)  Neuroscience, Psychology or other related subject or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s).

Informal enquiries on this post should be directed to Professor Edwin Robertson,

This is a full time post and has funding for 3 years.

It is expected that interviews will be take place in January 2021.

For more information and to apply online: and search for ref: 044244

School of Psychology:

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FULLY FUNDED PHD: Traumatic brain injury related neurodegeneration

In the past decade there have been growing concerns regarding the late effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI); specifically, the association between exposure to repetitive head impacts in contact sports and risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

However, despite remarkable attention, this issue is not restricted to sport. Increased risk of late neurodegenerative changes, including hallmark tau and amyloid-beta pathologies found in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), have long been recognized following exposure to higher levels of single head impact.

In addition, an estimated 5-10% of AD and AD-related dementias (AD/ADRD) are thought to result from these types of injuries. Nevertheless, we know remarkably little about the progressive process of “Trauma-Related Neurodegeneration” (TReND).

This PhD programme offers the student an opportunity to work within the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group (GBIRG) and with international collaborators centers contributing to the NINDS supported centre without walls initiative, the “COllaborative Neuropathology NEtwork Characterizing ouTcomes (CONNECT)”.

In the course of the programme the student will gain training in the design and implementation of original research studies directed towards understanding the association between TBI and late life neurodegeneration.

These will primarily be lab based studies interrogating human brain tissue samples for complex pathologies, but opportunity for wider involvement in GBIRG cells to society research programmes will be available.

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Funding will cover UK/EU tuition fees as well as stipend.


School of Psychology:

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology:

For more information and to apply online, visit and fill out online form.

Closing date: 30th November 2020

cSCAN Vacancies

Location: Gilmorehill Campus/Main Building
Job Family: Research and Teaching
Position Type: Full-Time

Full-time Permanent Faculty Positions: Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology (INP), University of Glasgow, Scotland

The Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) is actively pursuing multiple research appointments at all levels (Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Reader/Associate Professor, Professor/Full Professor) to enrich our internationally connected research-intense environment and world-leading reputation in social perception, social cognition, social neuroscience, social interaction and communication, with an emerging leadership in behaviour change. cSCAN members operate in a research-rich capacity, with teaching-rich staff leading in the innovation and delivery of education.

Research focus. cSCAN is a uniquely interdisciplinary research environment that brings together international researchers across a range of complementary disciplines including Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Engineering who work together to address central questions in social, cognitive, and affective science.

Interdisciplinary links. Our researchers have close links with centres and departments across the university, including:

  • Computing Sciences. Our interdisciplinary Glasgow Social Robotics group was recently awarded a UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents with funding for 50 PhD students over the next 8 years (
  • Institute of Health and Well-Being.  Many of our members work closely with top researchers in this world-leading interdisciplinary research centre focused on improving population health and reducing inequalities.  

Facilities and in-house expertise. A wide variety of state-of-the-art methods and technologies are available:

  • Full, on-site brain-imaging suite comprising 7T fMRI, 3T fMRI, MEG, EEG and TMS via the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) with expertise in combining technologies (e.g., fMRI+EEG, MEG+Eye tracking, EEG+TMS). Affiliate facilities include ECoG at The Glasgow Epilepsy Centre
  • A range of technologies used for studying human behavior as well as for the design of applications, including virtual reality environments and the cSCAN’s own state of the art tools for creating virtual and robotic social agents, specifically for generating dialog, posture, gestures, facial actions and facial morphology.
  • Multiple technologies for capturing behaviour, including eye trackers, 3D facial morphology, motion capture systems and voice capture.

Researchers also have the following dedicated research support facilities:

  • Online, secure Subject Pool (1000+ members, 16-80+ years, 100+ nationalities)
  • In-house computing support team providing 6+ Petabytes of storage, High Performance Computing (HPC, 5k cores, 5Tb RAM, 20+ GPU cards), high-security data management systems, advice, sourcing and installation of high-performance computing equipment and software development of on-line research facilities 


Please contact for further information


Athena SWAN

The University of Glasgow as an Athena SWAN Charter member ( 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

FULLY FUNDED PHD: Modulating sleep with learning to enhance learning

Learning and sleep are linked. Learning affects sleep architecture and these learning induced changes may optimize circuits for future learning the next day.

Alternatively, learning may affect one set of sleep mechanisms, while another entirely distinct set of mechanisms determines future learning the next day.

Distinguishing between these possibilities will give fundamental insights into how plasticity is enacted and organized within the human brain, reveal its relationship to sleep, and demonstrate how sleep affects learning.

We will combine high-density sleep recording with learning tasks to identify those aspects of sleep affected by earlier learning, and affecting subsequent learning.

This project will provide novel fundamental insights into the relationship between learning and sleep, and a timely test of a novel approach to enhance learning.

Fully Funded Position from Leverhulme Trust (UK) includes stipend plus University fees (at UK/EU rate).

Working with Professor Edwin Robertson.


School of Psychology:

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology:

For more information and to apply online, visit and fill out online form.

Closing date: 30th November 2020