Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology and School of Psychology Vacancies

Research Assistant - 019092

Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Range: £28,098-£31,604

The post-holder will contribute to the 5-year Wellcome Investigator Award entitled Brain Algorithmics: Reverse Engineering Dynamic Information Processing in Brain Networks from MEG Time Series. There will be a total of 3 Research Associate positions covering different aspects of the project.

The aim of the project is to collect behavioural and brain data (primarily MEG and fMRI) from human observers who categorize faces (and scenes) from parametrically extracted information samples (pixel-based and multivariate developments of the Bubbles technique). Using information theoretic methods, we aim to first reconstruct the information subsuming categorisation behaviour. With similar methods, we will reconstruct the information processing networks that code and transfer behaviourally-relevant information between stimulus onset and categorization decisions. 

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

The funding for this post is until July 2021 in the first instance.

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For more information and to apply online, visit and search for reference 019092.

Closing date: 23 October 2017

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