Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position in linguistics at University of Cambridge, UK. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before March 10, 2019.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Assistant to join a five-year longitudinal project investigating auditory processing abilities and phonological processing in children with dyslexia. The role holder will help with the EEG and MEG components of the project. The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Psychology (Centre for Neuroscience in Education) and will be joining a team headed by Professor Usha Goswami (see: The position is available from 3rd June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, linguistics or related disciplines, and experience of running EEG and/or MEG experiments, ideally involving an EGI system. The successful applicant will require the capacity to work independently within the current team to ensure the smooth running of the EEG laboratory and smooth running of the MEG testing. The role holder will also carry out school test visits during some periods of the project. Excellent organisational and communication skills are required, and prior experience with children would be an advantage. It is likely that the University will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously a CRB check) on the successful applicant.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2023 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Professor Usha Goswami (

Please note the closing date for applications is 10 March 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 9 April 2019


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