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Postdoctoral position at Royal Holloway, University of London

Dear All

I am advertising a postdoctoral Research Assistant position in the Royal Holloway Vocal Communication Laboratory. This is a 3-year full-time role in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and is available from January 2015. Please do pass this on to colleagues and potential candidates. All the details are below.

Thanks and best wishes

Carolyn McGettigan

Research Assistant

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Psychology

Full Time, Fixed term for 3 years from January 2015

Salary is in the range £32,862 to £34,724 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to work with Dr Carolyn McGettigan on the project “Vocal Learning in Adulthood: Investigating the mechanisms of vocal imitation and the effects of training and expertise”, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project will investigate the behavioural and neural correlates of the acquisition of novel vocal sounds, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and the vocal tract.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline (e.g. Experimental Phonetics, Speech Science, Medical Physics). You must have previous research experience in auditory processing or speech/vocal behaviour, be able to demonstrate strong abilities in acoustic analysis (e.g. using Praat, Matlab) and show a capacity to use computational methods for cognitive neuroscience research. Expertise in MRI research is highly desirable.

This is a full time post, available from January 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 36 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Carolyn McGettigan (Carolyn.McGettigan@xxxxxxxxxx  or +44 (0)1784 443529). For more information about the activities of the Royal Holloway Vocal Communication Laboratory, visit the lab website:http://www.carolynmcgettigan.com/.

Interested applicants should complete the online application form and submit (i) a full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and (ii) a 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@xxxxxxxxxx or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: 0714-123

Closing Date:  Midnight, 14th August 2014

Interview Date: To be confirmed

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.​ 

Dr Carolyn McGettigan
Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham Hill
Egham TW20 0EX

t: 01784 443529