[visionlist] Vacancy: Senior Research Lab Developer for VR developmental neuroimaging

Tim J. Smith ubtsmi02 at mail.bbk.ac.uk
Wed Mar 27 09:56:11 -04 2019

*Permanent** Senior Research Laboratory Developer*
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development,
Birkbeck, University of London
Location: London
Salary: £44,515 to £53,854
Hours: Full Time+Permanent


The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) is building a unique
research facility within the new Wohl/Wolfson ToddlerLab. The
Wellcome-funded Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) will enable
developmental changes in children's brains, behaviours, and cognition to be
studied in naturally contingent audiovisual virtual environments. The
facility will incorporate cutting-edge wearable monitoring systems
including psychophysiology, eye tracking, brain activity monitoring systems
(EEG, fNIRS) and motion-capture synchronised to the VR environment.

You will be responsible for the effective development, management and
operation of purpose built multi-method real and virtual (CAVE)
developmental laboratory facilities within the CBCD (www.cbcd.bbk.ac.uk);
providing a high quality technical service that proactively supports and
contributes to research excellence; undertaking research for pilot projects
leading to grant applications and project work leading to publications. You
will be responsible for developing 3D content for the CAVE and coordinating
different remote sensing technologies monitoring toddler behaviours and
brain activity within the CAVE environment. You will work collaboratively
as part of the research team to provide training support and cover across
CBCD for research laboratory facilities for academics students and other
service users.

Birkbeck's CBCD incorporates a group of researchers studying brain and
psychological development in typically and atypically developing babies
toddlers and children using behavioural testing motion capture eye-tracking
and brain imaging methods (eg. EEG fNIRS). The Centre currently involves
some sixty people formed of several internationally recognised teams
interacting in a friendly working environment.


Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £44515 rising
incrementally to £53854 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a
consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal
contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please contact Dr Tim Smith (
tj.smith at bbk.ac.uk)

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries only formal
applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme 31 days paid leave
flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the
HE sector all while being located right in the heart of Central London with
access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is
committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce
holding an Athena SWAN award membership of WISE operating Disability
Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Interview date: 18 June 2019

Reader in Cognitive Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London
Rm 504, Malet Street

Tel: +44 20 7631 6359
Fax: +44 20 7631 6312
tj.smith at bbk.ac.uk


Associate Editor of Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind
Board Member of The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image
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