Research Assistant /Associate Psychedelics - Imperial College London

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Closing Date
23 Jun 2019
£34,397 to £46,499 per annum
Medicine, Imperial College London
Fixed term for 2.5 years

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate to join Robin Carhart-Harris’ research group. The research programme in Psychedelic Research focuses on the brain action and therapeutic potential and mechanisms of psychedelic compounds. 

This job opportunity involves design and implementation of research involving the effects of psychedelic drugs in human participants using neuroimaging tools to study their effects in brain activity. 

You will be expected to lead a research project, carry out data collection, analysis and report on the findings, through publications in peer-reviewed journals and the media. You will also be expected to actively contribute to the work carried out by the Psychedelic Research Group and collaborate with other within the team and external collaborators. 

You must have a PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology or be in the final stages of completion. Extensive knowledge of psychology, neuroscience and the brain action of psychedelic drugs is required for this job.

You should also have experience in designing and carrying out research involving fast-acting psychedelics in human participants, which includes the ability to collect data and analysis of data acquired through simultaneous EEG-fMRI. You should also be able to use programming languages required to carry out these analyses. Finally, experience dealing with research participants in studies with psychedelic drugs is key to manage research participants.

Further information 

This role is full-time and fixed-term for 2.5 years. 

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £34,397 - £37,486 per annum. 

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Closing date: 23/06/2019 

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