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Position: Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging: Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry & Ageing Research (MPCU)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology is a global leader in neuroscience and is at the forefront of the mission to translate neuroscience discovery into diagnostics and treatments for patients with neurological diseases; The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development; We are now recruiting a Research Assistant to work on an MRC-funded project: Memory-based sequential decision making. The project will address key questions related to the role of memory in goal-directed planning, and the modulating effect of mood and depression symptoms on decision-making; You will coordinate and conduct online and in-person behavioural studies, assist in neuroimaging studies, assist in organisational and administrative tasks, and work closely with the head of the lab and the other team members
Requirements: We are looking for an individual who is strongly motivated to pursue an academic career and is excited by the opportunities for personal and career development this position can provide. You will have a degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and experience in conducting experimental research in psychology or neuroscience. Advanced general IT knowledge, strong problem-solving skills, familiarity with learning and decision-making literature are also essential to this role
   
Text: Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry, - Ref:1885143 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging: Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry & Ageing Research (MPCU) Location of position London Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £32,217 - £33,958 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology is a global leader in neuroscience and is at the forefront of the mission to translate neuroscience discovery into diagnostics and treatments for patients with neurological diseases. The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development. We are now recruiting a Research Assistant to work on an MRC-funded project: Memory-based sequential decision making. The project will address key questions related to the role of memory in goal-directed planning, and the modulating effect of mood and depression symptoms on decision-making. You will coordinate and conduct online and in-person behavioural studies, assist in neuroimaging studies, assist in organisational and administrative tasks, and work closely with the head of the lab and the other team members. The post is available from immediately and is funded by the MRC for two years in the first instance. Key Requirements We are looking for an individual who is strongly motivated to pursue an academic career and is excited by the opportunities for personal and career development this position can provide. You will have a degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and experience in conducting experimental research in psychology or neuroscience. Advanced general IT knowledge, strong problem-solving skills, familiarity with learning and decision-making literature are also essential to this role. The post is offered full time, with salary in the range of £32,217 - £33,958 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. The Institute also offers 41 days of annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and college closure dates), a generous pension scheme, access to UCLs community benefits including lunch-hour lectures, exhibitions, and museums, as well as an extensive range of staff benefits. A DBS check is required due to the nature of the work and must have been completed satisfactorily before the appointee can start in post. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. This is an ongoing recruitment campaign, and we will draw down applications once per month to assess and interview. If you are interested in a role, we encourage you to apply early, and when posts have been filled, we will close the advertisement. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the ION HR team at ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk. UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 31 Aug 2022 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. job description and person specification Apply Now
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