Research Assistant

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
25 Oct 2021
£29,614 to £33,309 per annum (Grade 6)
University of Glasgow
4 months

Applications are invited for the position of a full-time research assistant at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. The successful candidate will support all research-related activities conducted in the research groups of Prof. Maria Wimber and Prof. Simon Hanslmayr. Both groups are based in the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, and their research is focused on understanding the neural basis of long-term memory. We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual with excellent communication skills. The post holder’s duties are partly administrative and partly supporting the research directly. Administrative duties include management of the PIs research budgets, support with ethics applications, organisation of meetings, help with travel arrangements, and management of the laboratories and equipment. Directly supporting the research, the candidate will help with participant recruitment, data collection, analysing data, and contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support the labs with participant recruitment and data collection, including brain imaging studies at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi), as well as online studies.

2. Support with organisation and basic analyses of the research data.

3. Administration of research projects, including oversight of research budgets (amongst others, two EU-funded projects), ethics applications, and preparation of research progress reports.

4. Help with documentation of research output including basic analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, data management plans, and drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.

5. Supporting the general management of the lab and equipment at the CCNi, including the purchase of lab equipment and administration of lab schedules.

6. Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

7. Contribute to the efficient communication of research outputs of the PIs and CCNi members using social platforms such as Twitter and help maintaining the lab homepages.

8. Contribute to the preparation and development of research proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

9. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/ seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and wider community.

10. Support the PIs with technical aspects of student supervision (e.g. related to participant recruitment, online experiments, CCNi projects).

11. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

12. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

13. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.

14. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.