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Research Fellow – EEG/MEG research of Attention

UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880272
  • Closes: 01st December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position (i.e. a postdoc) in UCL Attention and Cognitive Control laboratory at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, supervised by Prof Nilli Lavie, in collaboration with Prof Maria Chait. The research will involve using MEG/EEG combined with behavioural measures of attention, working memory and perception.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 32,217 – 34,867 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Duration of the position is funded for one year, in the first instance and available to start as soon as the post is filled.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience or closely related area. Experience in neuroimaging (preferably using the methods of EEG or MEG) as well as knowledge of a range of relevant research techniques and scientific literature is essential for the post. The applicant should have research skills applicable to this area of research and a proven ability to analyse and write up data. The ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences is desirable.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For more information about the ICN attention lab visit the lab website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/icn/research/research-groups/attention-cognitive-control.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Lucy Spikesley l.spikesley@ucl.ac.uk or v.mcconochie@ucl.ac.uk.

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1 Dec 2021

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