Research Assistant in Clinical Imaging to Optimise Therapy/Aphasia
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/10/2018
Salary : £27,025 to £31,302 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Neuroscience & Experimental Psychology
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 1 November 2018 until 31 July 2019
Word finding difficulties are the most common persistent language problem after stroke. This project aims to understand which particular therapeutic approaches work best for different individuals with chronic stroke aphasia.
The Research Assistants for this project are key contributors, and will be involved in the execution of the relevant therapeutic interventions. This will involve visiting people with chronic stroke aphasia in their home on a regular basis, administering neuropsychological tests, delivering computerised therapy, scoring responses, and producing summaries of the results. There is also the possibility of experience in acquisition and processing of neuroimaging data.
These exciting positions are suitable for someone who holds a BSc (hons) (or equivalent) in iPsychology, Neuroscience, or Speech and Language Therapy. The appointees will have the ability to use their initiative to efficiently plan, optimise and progress research projects, with excellent skills in data processing, management, and analysis/presentation. A full UK driver’s licence is desirable due to the need to travel to patients’ homes. The positions require excellent outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in working with people with acquired communication difficulties will be highly regarded.
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:
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Tel: 0161 850 2004
Tel: 0161 275 4499
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date