Research Fellow - Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 per annum
Grade: Grade 08
Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 05 April 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to interrogate how reading drives vocabulary acquisition using behavioural and neuroimaging methods.
You will design and conduct word learning experiments in which children (11-12 years) and adults learn to read new words embedded in meaningful story contexts. You will assess knowledge of the newly learned words using both behavioural and fMRI experiments, and analyse fMRI data using univariate and multivariate methods, specifically representational similarity analysis. You will take the lead on the dissemination of findings to academics, teachers, and policymakers, through publications, conference presentations, and workshops.
You should have (or be close to submitting) a PhD in cognitive neuroscience (or closely related discipline) with experience of designing, conducting and analysing neuroimaging experiments, and a good knowledge of programming and statistics. You should also have an interest in reading and language development.
A clear, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for the successful applicant.
Informal enquiries should be made initially to Dr Jo Taylor (Tel 0121 204 4003 email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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