Research Fellow in Human Cognitive Neuroscience Ref 0880

School/department: The School of Psychology
Hours: 0.5 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link -
Contract: Fixed Term from 17 June 2019 for 18 months until 16 December 2020
Reference: 0880
Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609 per annum pro rata
Placed on:  22 March 2019
Closing date: 24 April 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 17 June 2019

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow in Human Cognitive Neuroscience to contribute to a project led by Dr. Alexa Morcom. The project aims to understand how memory for events is controlled. It will use electroencephalography (EEG) with advanced multivariate data analysis methods as well as standard techniques for event-related potentials (ERPs).  This project has been funded by the Bial Foundation ( The post-holder will join Dr. Morcom’s new lab at Sussex in the School of Psychology (profile at

The Research Fellow should have a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Informatics or another cognate discipline. Excellent programming skills are essential (MATLAB and/or R preferred), and experience doing brain imaging data analysis or using equivalent advanced quantitative research methods. Expertise in conducting experimental psychological experiments with human volunteers is desirable.

The Research Fellow will primarily run EEG experiments, analyse EEG and behavioural data, and disseminate the results together with Dr Morcom. There will be opportunity to travel to present the data at an international academic meeting.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Alexa Morcom (

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