Research Assistant & Associate/Fellow Vacancies at the University of Nottingham (Glasgow)

2019 Research Challenge winner Dr Lauren Hadley is currently advertising two vacancies for a Research Assistant and a Research Associate/Fellow to work alongside her in her research. Read the full advertisement and find contact details below.


I'm looking for a motivated Research Associate/Fellow with experience conducting neuroscience research, and a proactive Research Assistant with technical skills and an enthusiasm for working with participants, to join my growing team in Glasgow. These posts are based in the Scottish Section of the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department, and are part of my programme focusing on hearing in a social context: i.e., how people make predictions of what’ll come next when listening to speech, cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying speech processing in a conversation situation, and how both are impacted by hearing loss.


Research Associate/Fellow (until Dec 2024). The successful candidate will develop and execute specific elements of the programme to address the how hearing ability affects speech listening and use of prediction in conversation. The post-holder will use electroencephalography (EEG) to address oscillatory behaviour, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate motor simulation. They will have the opportunity to gain supervision experience and to lead their own studies as the project progresses. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent experience in neuroscience, cognitive science, hearing sciences or a related area. Key requirements are strong statistical skills, experience designing neuroscience experiments, and enthusiasm for collaborating with others. Given the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the role, we are interested in hearing from people with familiarity with language cognition/neuroscience, prediction mechanisms, or hearing loss, or people that have demonstrable enthusiasm for any of the above.


Research Assistant (1 year). The successful candidate will be a core part of the team studying how people listen to speech in conversation. Duties will include running experiments using a variety of experimental techniques, from eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG), to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, or a related area. Someone that enjoys working with people (both team members and participants), has good statistical and software skills (and a desire to learn more), and can pick up new techniques confidently will excel in this role.

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