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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at the University of Reading

Dear list,

I'd be grateful if you could bring this post-doc position to the attention of any promising candidates.


We are seeking to appoint a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) for a period of 2.5 years on a newly awarded ERC Starting Grant project. The research aims to investigate the underlying mechanisms of pitch processing in language and music through comparative studies of two neurodevelopmental disorders: CA - Congenital Amusia, and ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders. The two disorders demonstrate intriguing differences in music, language, emotion, pitch, memory, and cognitive processing that may provide us with a unique opportunity for examining the underlying mechanisms of normal music and language functioning.

The ideal candidate will have interest and expertise in music cognition and language processing, a track record of successful research, and the desire and capacity to develop an independent career as a high-quality researcher.
The supervisory team includes Dr Fang Liu from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences (Reading), and Prof Cunmei Jiang from Music College, Shanghai Normal University (China).

You will have:
- a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area
- an excellent track record as a research scientist performing high-quality research
- suitable expertise in music cognition and language processing
- strong communication and organisational skills

Informal contact details
Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Dr Fang Liu
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 8122
Contact email: f.liu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Many thanks!


Fang Liu, Ph.D.
Room 158, Harry Pitt Building
School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences
University of Reading
Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AL

Phone: +44 (0)118 378 8122
E-mail: f.liu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx  
Web: http://www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~jk913059/