UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
2 x Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow at the Department of Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences. There are 2 positions available.
These positions are funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award (RL-2016-013) entitled “SONOVOX: The Social Neuroscience of Voices”, held by Prof Carolyn McGettigan. The research programme employs the methods of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and phonetics/speech science to address questions relating to the perception and production of the human voice. Project topics include person identity perception and representation, trait evaluations and reward processing, social modulations of pain processing, voice ownership and modulation, spoken interactions.
The positions will be based within the Vocal Communication Laboratory led by Prof Carolyn McGettigan (www.carolynmcgettigan.com). The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of research projects using experimental approaches. This will entail development of experimental paradigms, recruitment and testing of participants, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication.
The posts are available from Spring 2019, for 2 years in the first instance and the starting date is no later than 23rd September 2019. Both roles are full time, at appointment Grade 7 (Salary £35,328 - £42,701 inclusive of London allowance).
The ideal candidates for these roles will hold a PhD (or be in the process of submitting a PhD by 23rd September 2019) in a relevant discipline, and must be able to evidence their intellectual and methodological capacity for effective leadership of a research project investigating human cognition with experimental techniques. It is essential that candidates can demonstrate an interest in one of more of the research topics relevant to the funded programme. Skills in cognitive neuroscience techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG) are highly desirable, as is prior research experience in voice/speech processes, person perception, reward, pain, or social interactions. All successful candidates will show excellent communicative and organisational skills for a high quality research environment.
Full details (including job description and person specification) and a link to the application form can be found on the UCL website: https://goo.gl/QQhsMV.
Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Carolyn McGettigan: [log in to unmask] For information about the application process, please contact Molly Bennett: [log in to unmask]
Closing Date: 28th February 2019, 23:59 (GMT)
Interview Date: tbc