Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant (part-time) to join a project exploring the effect of co-speech gestures on enhancing the empathic skills of healthy adults. The post is funded by a British Academy research grant (Ref: SG1700088) awarded to Dr Paraskevi Argyriou, and will be held at the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester, UK. Dr Argyriou’s recent studies have looked at the beneficial effect that co-speech gestures have on cognition (e.g., language production and comprehension). This project will extend this work in social cognition (e.g., empathy).
You will carry out a range of duties, including recruiting participants for studies, running experimental tasks, entering data, and assisting with data analysis. You should have an excellent academic record, be very reliable and well organised, and be able to collect high quality data. You must also have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, as well as experience of using Word, Excel, SPSS and experimental research tools (e.g., E-Prime, PsychoPy). Previous experience of running research studies on gestures and/or social cognition is highly desirable.
The expected start date for this position is 01/12/2017 and is tenable for 8 months on a part-time basis (0.26FTE).
Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 27 November 2017
The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit: https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/about/equality/
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr Paraskevi Argyiou
Tel: 0161 275 2566
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
Date of external posting: 7 November 2017
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.