Deadline: 28 January 2018
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities.
A Research Assistant position is available to join an ongoing project investigating cognition and behaviour in children with intellectual disability of known genetic origin. The position will involve employing standardised assessments and experimental measures with children and their parents in home settings around the UK. This position would be ideal for someone wanting to gain experience in research that involves developmental populations with cognitive impairments.
You will have a good undergraduate degree in psychology or a related discipline (or equivalent), plus a keen interest in developmental cognitive psychology and neurodevelopmental disorders. Experience of working with human volunteers, particularly children and/or adolescents with disability and their families is very desirable. You will also have a good knowledge of software packages and techniques for data analysis (e.g. SPSS) and document/presentation production (e.g. MS Office) and proved good abilities in time management.
This is a 24 months fixed term position based in Cambridge, and involves travel to home settings around the UK, which would be facilitated by having a valid full UK driving licence. The starting salary will be in the range of £25,728 – £29,799 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children’s barred list).
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th January 2018 and interviews yet to be confirmed.
Please quote reference SU14382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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