Job offer available in Scotland Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher at The University of Edinburgh

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

We have an opening for a full time three-year Research Assistant (Early-Stage Researcher) position leading to a PhD, as part of the multidisciplinary Neo-PRISM-C project (NEurodevelopmental Optimal-Predictors, Risk factors, and Intervention from a Systems approach to Maladjustment in Children). This is a 4-year international collaborative research-training project funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie action of the European Union. It is part of the Innovative Training Network (ITN) actions (

This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top graduates.

This position is based in the Psychology Department, in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Enrolment in a PhD programme in the Psychology Department and study toward a doctoral degree is an essential part of this position.

You will join an established research team specialising in early child development and neurodevelopmental disorders, led by Dr Bonnie Auyeung. You will be expected to work with other investigators of the network, both at Edinburgh and at the other network nodes.

You will have a masters in a discipline related to the work we do in the lab (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics). You will have a high level of advanced data science and computational skills (e.g., multivariate statistics, statistical learning, coding skills in MATLAB, R, Python, machine learning) and experience dealing with big data. Ideally, you will have experience in child development, neurodevelopmental disorders, critical review and analysis.

The salary is ARC 51/52 on the Marie Curie Scale.

The post is available from 1st December 2019 for 36 months. Shortlisting and interviews are expected to be held in August 2019.

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) 30th May 2019.

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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