Free open Job in Wales Research Officer at Bangor University

The Developmental Social Vision lab at Bangor University, Wales, invites applications for the above full-time postdoctoral researcher post as part of a European Research Council funded Starting Grant focused on Developmental Social Neuroscience. The project, ‘Becoming Social’, is led by Dr. Kami Koldewyn and investigates developmental change in social perception, social learning and the social brain in late-childhood/early adolescence. The successful applicant will be the coordinator of the first major research stream of the Becoming Social project, which focuses on understanding the typical adult system and developing tasks and methods that will be applied throughout the five-year project in the longitudinal developmental streams. Methods used may include behavioural, eye-tracking and neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, DWI) measures and the postdoctoral researcher who fills this post will be very involved, both conceptually and technically, in the design and construction of research questions and the tasks to address them.

Duties will include working to develop tasks and materials that will be used across the entire project (including not only typical adults but children/adolescents aged 9-16 both with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder). The post-doc will also have responsibility, in collaboration with other team members, for data collection, data analysis, preparing academic outputs and reports, and any other duties commensurate with experience. The postdoctoral researcher will be a key member of the Becoming Social team and will work closely with other team members. 

A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Imaging/Engineering or Computer Science), as well as outstanding written and spoken communication skills are essential. The successful applicant is expected to have a track record in publishing high quality papers, including a number of 1st author papers. In addition, this particular post requires significant technical and/or neuroimaging abilities. The successful candidate needs to be comfortable with tackling new imaging and analysis methods and have the technical chops to do so.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence between 1st May and 1st July, 2017 and the post is available for a period of 3.5 years.

Applications will only be accepted via Bangor’s on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning +44 (0)1248 383865.

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