Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 8: £40,792 - £53,174 p.a.

An opportunity has arisen for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Decision and Action Laboratory headed by Professor Matthew Rushworth investigating the neural mechanisms of decision making and action selection.


The successful candidate will join a research team working with humans and non-human primates to examine brain functions in complex behaviour with a particular focus on decision making and cognition. The postholder will be responsible for designing and carrying out behavioural tasks and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis approaches for investigating the neural mechanisms of metacognition and decision making. First-hand experience of working with non-human primates using fMRI, muscimol inactivation, and ultrasound neurostimulation techniques are essential and you will act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques.


The post is fixed-term for 3 years from 1 May 2018.


Applicants should hold a PhD in physiology/neuroscience/psychology-related subject with evidence of knowledge and experience of metacognition research. As well as experience of MRI data collection in macaques and ultrasound stimulation techniques you will possess an excellent academic track record and substantial experience of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals.


This post will require security pre-employment checks due to work with animals.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31st January 2019.


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Vacancy ID : 138655

Contact Phone : 01865 271444

Closing Date : 31-Jan-2019

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