Sackler Research Fellow in Computational Psychiatry and Consciousness Science Ref 0724
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
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.
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 in 2018.
The successful applicant will have an established record of high quality research publications in the area of computational neuroscience, particularly in computational modelling applicable to experimental human neuroscience, behaviour and psychological disorders.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant neuroscientific or computational discipline. Experience in experimental design, signal processing and analyses of multimodal datasets, including behaviour, neuroimaging and/or related psychophysiological processes is highly desirable, especially if relevant to clinical neurological or mental health conditions.
The applicants will be asked to propose a clinically-oriented project, applying computational modelling towards the understanding of psychiatric symptoms, that they wish to pursue through funding, expertise and facilities of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.
This potentially may involve the development of robust algorithms for statistical inference from neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI or EEG datasets) and/or the design and implementation of experiments within neuroimaging or virtual/augmented reality settings.
Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to Prof Hugo Critchley (email@example.com) +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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