Research Associate in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research
Imperial College London Department of Brain Sciences
United Kingdom

Job summary

As a member of the Centres for Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research at Imperial College, the post-holder will report to Dr Erritzoe (line manager). The post is for a full-time research associate with their main role in managing and co-ordinating EEG data collection and processing across numerous clinical psychopharmacological studies, including (but not limited to) chronic pain, OCD, ketamine, micro-dosing, 5MEO-DMT, ibogaine, and...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02436
  • Date posted 29 April 2021
  • Closing date 29 May 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,858 – £48,340 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Brain Sciences
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

As a member of the Centres for Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychedelic Research at Imperial College, the post-holder will report to Dr Erritzoe (line manager). The post is for a full-time research associate with their main role in managing and co-ordinating EEG data collection and processing across numerous clinical psychopharmacological studies, including (but not limited to) chronic pain, OCD, ketamine, micro-dosing, 5MEO-DMT, ibogaine, and DMT.

Duties and responsibilities

You should have extensive experience with EEG including study set-up, data acquisition, data cleaning and pre-processing (for example a post-doc who has overseen extensive EEG experiments as part of their PhD). Additionally, you should have in depth technical knowledge of EEG equipment and be able to assist junior members of the team in running experiments. You should also have strong organisational and time management skills, as well as experience handling and managing large and complex datasets. Experience coding experiments and analysis scripts in MatLab, Python, or similar languages is a plus but not a requirement.

Additional responsibilities include attending regular team meetings, assisting with general laboratory activities, undertaking necessary training and/or development activities, to be flexible, and help other team members with their studies / data collection, and to undertake appropriate administration tasks as directed by the line manager.

Essential requirements

    • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in the field of neuroscience, psychology, neuropharmacology with extensive experience in research using EEG
    • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent)  in the field of neuroscience, psychology, neuropharmacology with extensive experience in research using EEG
    • Extensive experience with EEG study set-up, data acquisition, data cleaning and pre-processing
    • In depth technical knowledge of EEG equipment, and be able to supervise / assist junior members of the team in running experiments

Further information

This post is full-time, fixed term for one year with possible extension for a 2nd year, is based at our Hammersmith Campus and in a new research clinic at St Charles Hospital (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College clinical research collaboration).

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, at the appropriate level, will be required for the successful candidate.

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 03000 200 190. You may also wish to view the College’s DBS webpage for policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr David Erritzoe: d.erritzoe@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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