Research Technician in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Ref 3347

School/department: School of Psychology (Sussex Neuroscience)
Hours: Full time or part time
Contract: Fixed term for 5 years
Reference: 3347
SalaryStarting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum
Placed on: 06 June 2018 
Closing date: 05 July 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 19 July 2018 
Expected start date: 1 October 2018

Job description

The University of Sussex is a leading teaching and research institution and is ranked within the top 20 in the UK and the top 150 in the world. 

A position is available to support and develop cutting-edge methods and analytics in human neuroscience for researchers working on topics such as perception, memory, consciousness, affective neuroscience and addiction, typical and atypical neurodevelopment and ageing.

The post-holder is expected to be contribute to advanced programming for experimental studies (e.g. virtual reality) and advanced analytics (e.g. machine learning and neuroimaging pipelines).

In addition, they will provide technical support for research in relevant projects, including psychophysiology, EEG and neuroimaging. The postholder should have both previous experience and an ongoing interest in human neuroscience and neuroimaging.

The postholder would be immersed in a dynamic and supportive research culture across the university. They should be equally comfortable both working independently and working with others.

A key part of the role is to facilitate the training and science of early career researchers (postdocs and PhD students) to develop their own skillsets, particularly in programming, enabling them to tackle more ambitious research questions and use novel approaches. 

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and the School of Psychology currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The School of Psychology welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at

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How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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