Research Fellow in Clinical Aspects of Consciousness Science (Psychiatry) Ref: 6555

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Hours: part time or full time considered up to a maximum of 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term until 31 March 2023
Reference: 6555
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 24 August 2021 
Closing date: 21 September 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description 

  • Applications are invited from highly motivated post-doctoral research scientists to apply for a fellowship position to work within the Psychiatry group within the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science University of Sussex. The unique cross-disciplinary Sackler Centre for     Consciousness Science was founded in 2010 through a donation from the Dr.Mortimer and Dame Theresa Sackler Foundation. The present post is funded from this donation. 
  • The successful applicant will have a record of high-quality research publications, technical skills applicable to human experimental neuroscience. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscientific discipline. Experience in human neuroimaging, and/or psychophysiological techniques and supporting coding (Matlab, Python) and analytic platforms (e.g. SPM, FSL, AFNI) is highly desirable. Similarly, experience in clinical studies involving patients, particularly if relevant to neurological or mental health conditions, is desirable. 
  • The applicants will pursue a clinically-oriented experimental neuroimaging/psychophysiology project involving psychiatric and/or neuropsychiatry clinical populations, with supported by the Psychiatry group, expertise and facilities of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.

Please contact Prof Hugo Critchley ( +441273678336 for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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