Sackler Research Fellow in Clinical Psychological Disorders of Consciousness (Psychiatry) Ref 0725

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Department of Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and the Sackler Centre of Consciousness Science
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 30 months
Reference: 0725
Salary: Starting at £33,199 and rising to £36,609 per annum (pro rata if applicable) 
Placed on: 08 February 2019 
Closing date: 11 March 2019. 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 Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and the Psychiatry group within the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Neuroimaging at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. 

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 through generous extension support to the Sackler Centre from the Foundation, from January 2019. 

The successful applicant will have an established record of high quality research publications, technical skills applicable to experimental human neuroscience and experience in the analysis and presentation of experimental research. 

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 investigations, particularly if relevant to neurological or mental health conditions, is desirable. 

The applicants will be asked to propose briefly a clinically-oriented project involving psychiatric and/or neuropsychiatry clinical populations, that they wish to pursue through funding, expertise and facilities of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, and that fits within the remit of the aims of the Centre.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to Prof Hugo Critchley ( +441273678336.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the range of research activity undertaken from the laboratory and collaborators within BSMS and the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.

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