Research Assistant Psychophysiology - University of London

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Closing Date
16 Jun 2019
Starting from £31,401 per annum
School of Advanced Study - The Warburg Institute (WI), University of London
Fixed term until August 2020

The Warburg Institute (Part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London) are now recruiting for a full time, one year Research Assistant for the BIAS Project. The BIAS project, led by Professor Manos Tsakiris, is funded by the NOMIS Foundation and hosted at the Warburg Institute. The post will start on 1st September 2019 or soon thereafter. 

The Role 

The main aim of the Research Assistant post is to assist in the timely development of the research conducted as part of the BIAS Project. You will undertake research including data collection and analysis and lab management and will contribute to the organisation of dissemination activities (e.g. workshop and seminars) and overall assistance to the activities of the BIAS team. 

“Body & Image in Arts & Sciences Project” (BIAS)

The BIAS project aims at addressing timely research questions at the intersection of sciences and humanities with a particular focus on the biological mechanisms and cultural factors that shape our relations to other people in a culture powered by images. The research aims will be addressed by a range of research activities, including experimental work, seminars, workshops, conferences, and, involving a network of international research partners in humanities, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

The ideal candidate must have academic qualifications (BSc, MSc in Psychology and/or Cognitive Neuroscience). He/she will have access to a newly-formed psychophysiology laboratory at the Warburg Institute, and will assist mainly with participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis and preparation of scientific publications, presentations and the digital dissemination of the key findings and activities. 

The Warburg Institute 

The Warburg Institute is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. Initially concerned with the survival of classical antiquity in Renaissance art, its range swiftly expanded. It is dedicated to the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts, of all epochs and across the globe. As its motto - Mnemosyne - and its Library make clear, it was the forerunner of current concerns both with memory and material culture.

The post will start on 1st September 2019 or soon thereafter. 

The post is for a full-time 1 year Research Assistant  (September 2019 to August 2020)  associated with the project “Body & Image in Arts & Sciences” (BIAS), led by Professor Manos Tsakiris, and funded by the NOMIS Foundation.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further Information 

To apply for this role, please click on the below apply button and submit, in one document, your CV and Covering letter where you explain how your research experience to date meets the essential and desirable criteria for this post. The role closes at midnight on 16th June 2019. 

Interviews are due to take place on 11th and 12th July 2019 and candidates are recommended to have availability. 

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