Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Apply before: January 17th, 2018
Institute: University of Oxford (UK)
Job specification: This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral research scientist to make a substantial contribution to a multi-disciplinary research project led by Dr Huiling Tan. The project is funded by the MRC, and aims to develop and test the efficacy of novel brain machine Interface systems based on subcortical local field potentials recorded from human subjects for the purpose of robotic control and neurofeedback training.

The project will involve collecting behavioural and electrophysiological data (EEG, LFP as well as EMG) from human subjects, analysing the brain signals in real-time to decode relevant information, and then using the information to drive an external actuator. This will also allow us to investigate the neural basis of the process of learning in BMI use in humans.

You will be responsible for adapting existing and developing algorithms and protocols for real-time signal processing; developing software for running and analysing the experiments; preparing scientific reports, journal articles and representing the group at external meetings/conferences. You will be based in the Experimental Neurology Group in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Oxford, working closely with neuroscientists, engineers, neurologists, neurosurgeons, as well as patients undergoing deep brain stimulation.

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Phd Studentship – Effects of Behavioural Control Training on Neurocognitive Development in Children Aged 6-11

Apply before: January 31st, 2018
Institute: University College London (UK)
Job specification: Behavioural control during childhood is a key predictor for later positive and productive development. Those children better at reigning in their impulse in pursuit of a long-term goal perform better academically and are less likely to engage in substance abuse or criminal activity in later lift. The present study will use an 8-week training of motor inhibition and test it effects on a large task battery measuring a range of cognitive, social and affective functions, as well as grey and white matter and task-related and task-free functional activity in the MRI scanner. A one-year follow up will establish the longevity of training and transfer effects. The relatively large age range will allow testing for interactions between age and the extent of training and transfer.Funding for the PhD studentship comes from the European Research Council. The studentship is tenable for 48 months and covers tuition fees at UK/EU rates, plus a tax-free stipend of £16,553 per year plus a budget for materials, consumables, conference fees and dissemination.
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Research Associate – Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Apply before: January 28th, 2018
Institute: University of Cambridge (UK)
Job specification: The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC) is seeking a Research Associate in PET Radiochemistry as part of a new research project funded by a MRC Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) award with collaboration with researchers from Uppsala University. The project aims to develop novel PET radiopharmaceuticals for imaging enzymes related to hypertension.

The post-holder will be a member of the WBIC PET chemistry groups (Molecular Imaging Chemistry Laboratory /Radiopharmaceutical Unit) that are responsible for the research, development and regular synthesis of radiopharmaceuticals tailored to the requirements of the PET imaging programmes on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

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Projectmedewerker/onderzoeker project TRANSIT

Apply before: January 12th, 2018
Institute: Radboud UMC
Job specification: Het betreft een innovatief transmuraal project ter verbetering van de integrale zorg voor
kinderen met een chronische somatische aandoening en psychosociale comorbiditeit.
TRANSIT faciliteert een nieuwe werkwijze waarin specialistische somatische zorg en
psychosociale zorg beter wordt geïntegreerd. Het sluit aan bij het Medische Kindzorg
Systeem, een nieuwe systematiek voor het indiceren, organiseren en uitvoeren van
somatische zorg voor kinderen buiten het ziekenhuis.
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Phd Studentship in Investigating the Effects of Behavioural Control Training on Neurocognitive Development in Children Aged 6-11

Apply before: January 31st, 2018
Institute: University College London
Job specification: The UCL Developmental Change and Plasticity Lab in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology is offering a 4-year studentship. The aim of the studentship is to develop and carry out a training of behavioural control in young children and assess how this impacts their cognitive, social and affective functioning as well as brain structure and function. The PhD supervisor will be Dr Nikolaus Steinbeis.
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PhD Studentship in NIDUS (New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study)

Apply before: January 18th, 2018
Institute: University College London
Job specification: Applications are invited for a funded, fulltime PhD studentship within the Alzheimer’s Society Centre of Excellence for Independence at Home programme grant, which will be hosted within UCL Division of Psychiatry from March 2018, led by Dr Claudia Cooper. Our programme aims to develop manualised interventions for people living with dementia and their family and paid home carers. We want these to enable people with dementia to live a quality life at home through supporting them and their family carer, directly and through improved home care services where they receive them.
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Research Scientist in Network and Population-based fMRI analysis

Apply before: February 9th, 2018
Institute: University of Oxford
Job specification: The post involves using brain imaging data to better understand breathlessness perception networks, focusing on the midbrain periaqueductal gray. To achieve this, data to be analysed includes both population based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and behavioural data from the UK Biobank, as well as high-resolution, 7 Tesla and 3 Tesla MRI breathlessness task data collected in our laboratory.
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Open-Rank Positions in Psychology

Apply before: January 10th, 2018
Institute: Bilkent University (Turkey)
Job specification: Bilkent University invites tenure-track faculty applications (rank open) in the Department of Psychology. The university’s strategic plan includes an expansion of the psychology department. Accordingly, we seek applications from promising or established scholars in systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and related fields.
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Assistant and/or Associate professor in Work and Organisational Psychology

Apply before: January 14th, 2018
Institute: University of Amsterdam
Job specification: The Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam is part of the Faculty of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, serving 2300 students, and offering a bachelor program, a broad variety of Master tracks (e.g., Behavioral Data Science, Brain and Cognition in Society, Sport and Performance Psychology, Training & Development, Social Influence, Consultancy & Organisational Development, Human Resource & Career Management), and a Research Master program.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology

Apply before: February 10, 2018
Institute: University of Hong Kong
Job specification: Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
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