[Face-research-list] RA post (Face perception) at MRC CBU

Andy Calder Andy.Calder at mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 4 11:43:19 BST 2012

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please circulate the following advert for an RA post to your department, or anyone you think might be interested.

Sorry if you receive this twice

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit – Cambridge
Research Assistant

The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute with state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience facilities.
Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to support a programme addressing the perception of faces and other social cues in typical participants and individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). The post will also be responsible for the volunteer recruitment. The research is in collaborationwith the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge.
You will have a degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline, with a strong interest in studying face perception and social cognition in individuals with autism. Experience in scientific research, particularly with human volunteers, is important, and experience of runningexperiments involving individuals with ASC would also be an advantage.  Good communication and teamworking skills are essential and familiarity with experimental presentation and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS) would be useful.  You should also be prepared to work out-of-hours occasionally.

The starting salary will be in the range of £20,074 - £23,056 per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience. We offer a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days annual leave entitlement, and an optional MRC final salary Pension Scheme. On site car and bicycle parking is available.

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk<https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/> and complete an online application form.  Applicants who would like to receive thisadvert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, please quote reference number IRC59766.

Closing date:  31st July 2012

Andy Calder
Scientific Programme Leader
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
15, Chaucer Road, Cambridge

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 355294
Fax: +44 (0)1223 359062

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