Research Assistant

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
16 Jun 2021
£28,331 to £32,817 per annum pro rata

Job Details

We are seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Research Assistant to support a British Academy funded project within the department of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Behaviour. The project will examine why readers sometimes fail to notice when words are of out order, such as in the sentence you just read!  This flexibility in the encoding of word order potentially has important implications for theoretical models of reading, but more research is needed to fully understand these effects.  Accordingly, in this project we will be conducting a series of experiments which will examine the conditions under which we read out of order.

Your role will include: creating experimental materials, programming experiments, running experiments, preparing and analysing data, contributing to the writing of research papers.

Person Criteria

You will have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (or a related discipline) and have experience in conducting psychological experiments.  Although not essential, you will ideally have knowledge of advanced statistical techniques (including ANOVA and linear mixed effects models), have experience in recruiting participants and conducting experiments online (e.g. using Prolific, Gorilla), and have experience in developing linguistic stimuli for reading experiments. 

You should have excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with a wide range of teams and other collaborators both nationally and internationally.

How to Apply

Contact Details

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Vicky McGowan on