Research Associate/Fellow in Medicine

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 1st June 2022
Job Type
School of Medicine, Hearing Sciences, Scottish Section (based in Glasgow)
£27924 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Are you interested in how people manage the hugely complex task of holding a conversation? If you have experience designing neuroscience experiments we’d like to hear from you. This post is part of an interdisciplinary group, investigating how older adults with normal and impaired hearing make predictions about what someone’s going to say next, or when they’re going to say it. The successful candidate will focus on how people process speech when listening in conversation, and, specifically, how prediction of speech (in terms of content and timing) differs between older adults with normal hearing and hearing loss.

 We welcome researchers from a range of backgrounds and fields, and offer training in specific techniques required for the role. In this post you will use electroencephalography (EEG) to address oscillatory behaviour, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate motor simulation. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience supervising students and staff as the project progresses. The post is based in the Scottish Section of the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences department located in Glasgow; a thriving research group investigating how people use their hearing, how hearing loss affects conversation behaviour, and how new technologies can help.

Candidates must have or be near to completion of a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Hearing Sciences, or a related area. Duties will include designing and running experiments of speech listening and conversation, as well as taking the lead with analysing data and publishing findings. Key requirements are strong statistical skills, experience designing neuroscience experiments, and enthusiasm for collaborating with others. Given the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the role, we are interested in hearing from people with familiarity with language cognition/neuroscience, prediction mechanisms, or hearing loss, or people that have demonstrable enthusiasm for any of the above. Further essential and desirable criteria are listed in the Role Profile.

This is a full-time post of 36.25 hours per week, fixed term to 31st December 2024. Arrangements for job share would be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lauren Hadley: email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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