Post Doctoral Position Available

University of Glasgow

College of Science and Engineering

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology / School of Psychology

Research Assistant / Associate

Ref: 012552

Salary: Grade 6/7, £27,328-£30,738/£33,574- £37,768 per annum

 The holder of this post will contribute to a three-year project with Professor Lawrence Barsalou on The Neural Bases of Conceptual Processing in Situated Action. Specific issues to be addressed include: How does conceptual knowledge become situated? How does conceptual knowledge produce multi-modal inferences dynamically to support cognition, affect, and behaviour in specific situations? How can individual differences in situated action and conceptual processing be understood within this framework? How can this framework be brought to bear on food concepts, situated eating behaviours, and other affective processes?

The position requires a strong general background in cognitive, social, and/or affective neuroscience, together with excellent fMRI, experimental, and statistical skills. Specifically, the position requires: (1) playing significant roles in the conceptualization and design of fMRI experiments and any related behavioural experiments, (2) playing significant roles in preparing and running these experiments, analysing their results, writing them up for publication, and presenting them at conferences, (3) playing significant roles in developing grant proposals, performing relevant literature reviews, working together with collaborators, and supervising junior lab members.

For more information and to apply online, please refer to: (Reference 012552)

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Closing date: 20 March 2016

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