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Research associate/assistant position available in Professor Sahakian's lab

Position: Research Associate/Research Assistant

Department: Department of Psychiatry

Salary: £27,578-£35,938 pa/23,811 - 26,779 pa

Quote reference: RN00447

Published: 24 July 2012

Closing date: 5pm, 22 August 2012

Enquiries: To be may be made to Professor Barbara Sahakian at

Further information: Res Asst Assoc FURTHER PARTICULARS

Expected interview date: Week starting 3rd September 2012.

A Research Associate/Research Assistant position is available to work with Professor Barbara Sahakian on a research project intending to develop electronic training games for use in the cognitive remediation of schizophrenia, with funding from a pharmaceutical company. The post holder will be required to contribute to the design, preparation and conducting of experiments, subsequent data analysis and carry out some administrative duties.

This research project could lead to further funding to develop similar type of games for the study of cognitive remediation in other patient populations, e.g. patients with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI)

Candidates should have a first degree/MSc (Research Assistant) or a PhD (Research Associate) in psychology, neuroscience or related disciplines. Previous experience in experimental design, data analysis and experience working with patients is desirable.

The post, which is available from 1st November 2012, will be initially appointed for up to 30th April 2013 at the appropriate point on the university salary scales, depending on the experience of the successful candidate.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2013 in the first instance with the possibility of funding for a further two years.

This appointment is subject to a health assessment, an enhanced CRB check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6 application form in MS Word format (parts 1 and 3 only) CV and covering letter outlining suitability for the role to by 5pm on 22nd August 2012. Parts 1 and 3 of the CHRIS/6 form should be submitted in separate documents.

Please follow this link to view Further Particulars for the role and to download a CHRIS/6 application form:

Posted on 15/08/2012

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