Research Associate

Opening Date:
8 Aug 2018
Closing Date:
25 Aug 2018
Salary Range:

The Department of Allied Health Professions is seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a part time (working 0.5 FTE), fixed term basis for 11 months.

This post is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic doctoral neuroscience health researcher with experience in brain imaging. This is an Arthritis Research UK funded study and is predominantly based at University of Reading and will explore neural activity in response to visual illusions in those with and without chronic limb pain.

This collaborative study, led by Dr Jenny Lewis, is in partnership with Dr Massih Moayedi, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Dr Tim Salomons, Associate Professor at the University of Reading, Dr Roger Newport, Psychologist at Loughborough University and Professor Joanna Adams, University of Southampton

The main focus of this post is to contribute to the Arthritis Research UK funded Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) study and be responsible for data collection at the University of Reading.

You will recruit participants, collect and analyse brain imaging data and contribute to writing up the findings. Data collection will primarily be undertaken at MRI Imaging Facilities at University of Reading and occasionally at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath.

You will have:
Experience in setting up, conducting and analysing brain imaging research with proven ability to write-up research findings.
A Masters in a neuroscience brain imaging related subject is essential.

There will be opportunities for career and personal development through the UWE staff training courses.

This post is not available on a job share basis.

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 27 days (pro rata if part time)
  • in addition you will receive up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes with a generous employer contribution