Researcher/Software Developer

Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 04th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £42,149 - £50,296 per annum
  • REF: 154114
  • Closes: 03rd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Details

Researcher/Software Developer

Department of Experimental Psychology, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road

£42,149 – £50,296 per annum

The Human Information Processing Lab led by Professor Chris Summerfield is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher/Software Developer with experience with games design in Unity (or equivalent) and an interest in human cognition. The post is funded by the RISEScholarship Programme, which is associated withSchmidt futures

The post is full-time, fixed term for 18 months with the possibility of renewal.

The role will involve designing and implementing games that can be used for cognitive testing via an App and/or in the Browser. The post-holder will be responsible for developing games for testing cognition and must have good coding skills, demonstrable expertise with documenting and version control, and strong communication skills. The appointed candidate will be educated to degree level in computing or a quantitative discipline or be able to offer the equivalent in terms of professional experience. They must also be used to meeting tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and being willing to adapt flexibly to the demands of the job.The role offers scope for the post-holder to develop their career by managing a complex infrastructure for human data collection. It also offers an opportunity to learn more about cognitive science, neuroscience, and machine learning, and the design and analysis of studies of human behaviour.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 3 December 2021.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application..

To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please see the link below.

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03-Dec-2021 12:00

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