[visionlist] Research assistant @UCL on visual plasticity

Dekker, Tessa t.dekker at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Nov 15 18:12:45 -04 2022

Dear all,

We are recruiting a new Research Assistant (RA) to join the UCL Child Vision Lab with Dr. Tessa Dekker. The lab is based at two UCL departments located in the heart of London (Experimental Psychology and Ophthalmology), and part of a vibrant community of researchers. The successful candidate will help with all aspects of clinically important research on visual cognition, visual impairment, and rehabilitation with children and adults, and will gain valuable skills in advanced neuroimaging, programming, and research management. For more details, see below.

The position is full-time, and available for 1 year in the first instance, but with scope for extension to 3 years. Desired start-date is March 2023.

For more details and to apply, go to jobs.ac.uk (ref: B02-03852)<https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CUS712/research-assistant-institute-of-ophthalmology>, or the UCL HR website https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs/details?jobId=1842&jobTitle=Research Assistant - Institute of Ophthalmology<https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs/details?jobId=1842&jobTitle=Research%20Assistant%20-%20Institute%20of%20Ophthalmology>. For informal inquiries please email t.dekker at ucl.ac.uk<mailto:t.dekker at ucl.ac.uk>. The application deadline is January 2nd 2023. Interviews will be held Tuesday January 17th.

Kind Regards,

Associate Professor
Experimental Psychology & Institute of Ophthalmology
University College London, UK

More detailed info about the position:

Role: the RA will support visual neuroscience experiments with children and adults with healthy vision and eye disease. They will assist with research involving computer tasks, eye tracking, neuroimaging (fMRI/EEG), and Virtual Reality (VR). They will be involved with all aspects of the work in the lab, including participant recruitment, task development, data-collection, and analysis, and will report research findings at local meetings, international conferences, and via newsletters. They will also lead on managing and optimising the lab's webpages, social media, databases, and administrative work processes.

Essential Criteria: Applicants should have a BSc or MSc degree in cognitive science, neuroscience, or equivalent, excellent organisational, written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and computer skills, and a keen interests in the research in the lab.

Desired Criteria: Experience with relevant research techniques (vision tests/eye-tracking/MRI/EEG/VR), programming software (R, Matlab, Python), working with children, patients, or other challenging populations, and working in scientific-, or ophthalmological settings are a plus. However, extensive training and supervision will be provided in all aspects of the work, so candidates lacking direct experience but possessing necessary background skills, technical aptitude, and a desire to learn, are encouraged to apply. This post is excellent preparation for a PhD.
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