Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience (3 positions)
University of Sussex, School of Psychology
United Kingdom

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience (3 positions) 


School/department:  School of Psychology

Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link -

Contract: fixed term for 36 months  

Reference:  0935

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum (Research Fellow)

£40,792 to £48,677 per annum (Senior Research Fellow)

Placed on:  26 March 2019

Closing date:  25 April 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.


Job description

Three Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow positions are available to study the psychological and neural processes that underpin how humans perceive and remember lifelike events. All positions are available for 3 years in the first instance and funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (“EVENTS”) awarded to Dr Chris Bird. The project will involve methods including functional MRI, virtual reality, free viewing of movies, neuropsychology and computational modelling.


The postholders will join the Episodic Memory Group at the University of Sussex (, which aims to understand the cognitive and neural processes that underpin our ability to re-package ongoing experience into coherent events and to recall them later. Our research is characterised by the study of brain responses to naturalistic and life-like events.


The postholders may develop their own lines of research that are in line with the aims of the group. They will have experience of the acquisition and analysis of experimental data in neuroscience or psychology. Experience of analysis of functional MRI data and the use of relevant programming languages (e.g. Matlab, Python) is essential. Experience of using the additional methods described above is desirable. For the Senior Research Fellow position, an established publication track record in the field of episodic memory is desirable.


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How to apply

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