Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology Vacancies

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 


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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Social Interaction - 038924

Location: Gilmorehill Campus/Main Building
Job Family: Research and Teaching
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Level 8/9, £44,045 - £51,034 /£52,560 - £59,135 per annum 

Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN)

The Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN) at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology is looking to recruit a Senior Lecturer / Lecturer to enrich our internationally connected and influential research environment. We are seeking an interdisciplinary researcher with an extensive depth of knowledge in the cognitive processes involved in social interaction and language use, and with experience using computational modelling techniques.

cSCAN is a highly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together international researchers in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Computer Science who address central questions in social and cognitive science. Our complementary research teams also develop and exploit a wide variety of innovative behavioral methods, brain imaging technologies, virtual reality environments and computational modeling techniques. We have close links with the University of Glasgow’s Computing Sciences Department, with our interdisciplinary group recently awarded a UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents that is funding 50 PhD students over the next 8 years ( Researchers within our centre operate in a research capacity, with teaching-rich staff pursuing world-leading innovations in education.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of an international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching. 

The University of Glasgow is rated UK’s #1 for Research Intensity in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (jointly with UCL) according to the Times Higher Education Intensity ranking.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area.
  • Established research in social interaction and language use.
  • Experience in the use of computational modelling in research.

For more information about this position please contact 

Full details of our research and teaching can be found at: 

Closing Date: 23 July 2020

Relocation assistance provided where appropiate.

Vacancy Ref: 038924

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology:

School of Psychology:     

For more information and to apply online, please visit and search for reference 038924.

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

Athena SWAN

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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. 

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