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Research Assistant in Sleep and Neuromodulation Research

Surrey, United Kingdom
£32,982 to £34,980 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Surrey Sleep Research Centre

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,982 to £34,980 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 01 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  025324

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in sleep and neuromodulation research as part of the research project, hosted by the newly established REM sleep & neuroModulation (REMnM) Lab at the Schools of Biosciences and Psychology. The REMnM Lab is led by Dr Jaramillo and focuses on the elucidation of REM sleep function by employing multimodal and neuromodulation (closed-loop auditory stimulation) approaches. 

The position will be based at the Surrey Sleep Research Centre (SSRC) and will involve a close collaboration with King’s College London and ETH Zurich. This role is a full-time fixed term contract, flexi time.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and setup of experimental procedures.
  • Recruit study participants, organize overnight and at-home data collections.
  • Perform overnight data collections at the SSRC and support study participants at home.
  • Perform data processing and analyses.
  • Ensure validity and reliability of data and maintain accurate records of findings at all times. 
  • Write abstracts and publications. 
  • Present findings to colleagues in lab meetings and internal seminars, and at scientific conferences.
  • Plan, organise and deliver outreach activities.

About you

The successful candidate should have a master’s degree in Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or other relevant discipline. You should be passionate about neuroscience with an interest in sleep and neuromodulation. 

You should have good interpersonal skills, attention to detail, be reliable, and be willing to take on responsibility. We're looking for a team player, flexible in approach and capable of switching tasks as priorities dictate. Quality of work is of paramount importance. 

You should bring programming skills (Matlab/Python/R) and be willing to further develop these skills. 

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter with your application on the University website. 

For questions, please email to Valeria Jaramillo (

The University of Surrey reserves the right to close this vacancy early based on Volume and Calibre of applications.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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