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Position: Experimental Officer
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post holder will provide scientific and technical support for the human communication research facilities, primarily located in our Chandler House building, supporting teaching and research into various aspects of language, speech and hearing. Responsibilities include management of several testing chambers, an anechoic chamber and maintenance of research computing and electronic hardware used for producing precisely controlled stimuli and for measuring and recording a variety of physiological responses to it. The post also involves demonstrating and explaining the use of the facilities and equipment in support of teaching and research, and installing, interfacing and managing computer systems, including tasks such as data capture, storage, analysis, to name just a few. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge both through general technical support for diverse research projects and more in-depth involvement in specific research projects
Requirements: The successful candidate should either be qualified in a subject relevant to electrical and electronic engineering and acoustic engineering or a relevant language science qualification and have a good understanding of the requirements of high-quality audio recording with experience in the development and repair of electronic devices. It is essential that the post holder has experience in acoustic and electro-acoustic calibration and reproduction and must be willing to be trained in the management of other specialised research facilities
   
Text: Experimental Officer, - Ref:1886345 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,770 - £44,388 per annum Duties and Responsibilities We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Experimental Officer with experience in acoustics and electronics to provide essential experimental support for academics and students in ongoing research and teaching within the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, working as a member of the IT Services Team. The post holder will provide scientific and technical support for the human communication research facilities, primarily located in our Chandler House building, supporting teaching and research into various aspects of language, speech and hearing. Responsibilities include management of several testing chambers, an anechoic chamber and maintenance of research computing and electronic hardware used for producing precisely controlled stimuli and for measuring and recording a variety of physiological responses to it. The post also involves demonstrating and explaining the use of the facilities and equipment in support of teaching and research, and installing, interfacing and managing computer systems, including tasks such as data capture, storage, analysis, to name just a few. The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge both through general technical support for diverse research projects and more in-depth involvement in specific research projects. This appointment is a full-time position within the Division (open-ended). Key Requirements The successful candidate should either be qualified in a subject relevant to electrical and electronic engineering and acoustic engineering or a relevant language science qualification and have a good understanding of the requirements of high-quality audio recording with experience in the development and repair of electronic devices. It is essential that the post holder has experience in acoustic and electro-acoustic calibration and reproduction and must be willing to be trained in the management of other specialised research facilities. The successful candidate should also have experience of setting up and configuring research equipment such as EEG, fNIRS, TMS, EMG, eye-tracking, ultrasound and pupillometry. They must be familiar with managing current Windows/Linux/Mac operating systems and experienced in troubleshooting computer hardware and software problems. The post holder must have some electronics experience and be comfortable with creating, soldering and mending cables for research equipment, or willing to learn these. The post holder will also be expected to provide and tailor support for building /troubleshooting/experiments/programming in various languages (such as Matlab, Python, R, Praat) for all levels of staff and students. They will be pro-active, well-organised, with reliably meticulous attention to detail, ideally with previous experience in research and/or in organising and managing technical facilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal and teaching skills, and ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team are also essential. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed below. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. For informal queries about the position, please contact the IT Services Manager, Morgan Douglas (morgan.douglas@ucl.ac.uk). For information about the application process, please contact: Sonia Theodoric(s.theodoric@ucl.ac.uk) or V. McConochie (v.mcconochie@ucl.ac.uk). The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 23 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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