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Research Associate

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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The Department of Psychology at the University of York is seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience. The work will focus on how neural representations in the brain underpin our ability to see. You will join an active and friendly lab led by the Head of Department (Professor Tim Andrews). Current work is focussed on understanding the way in which we perceive and recognize faces, objects and scenes, particularly using natural viewing paradigms.


You will conduct research under the supervision of the Head of Department and contribute to the production of research in cognitive neuroscience. Furthermore, you will assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research. You will be encouraged to collaborate with other members of the lab, but also to lead your own projects. You will have the opportunity to use multiple neuroimaging techniques and approaches to explore these issues. This position would suit an independent researcher with excellent technical skills in neuroimaging analysis, programming and an established track record in cognitive neuroscience.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree in psychology or neuroscience
  • PhD in psychology or neuroscience equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of a range of relevant research techniques and methodologies in cognitive neuroscience
  • Knowledge of visual neuroscience and the ability to engage in high quality research
  • Expertise in the design and analysis of neuroimaging data
  • Highly developed skills in programming, particularly using Python, R and Bash
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
  • Experience of writing up research work for publication
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality

This post is available on a fixed term basis for up to 3 years.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: Professor Tim Andrews,

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