Research Assistant/Associate in Psychology

University of Cambridge Department of Psychology

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

A Research Assistant/Associate is required for a Wellcome Trust funded research programme. The research programme is led by Professor TW Robbins focusing on "impulsive-compulsive disorders and fronto-striatal systems". The successful candidate is required for experimental studies of brain imaging and cognitive function in healthy volunteers and patients, predominantly with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The successful candidate will be required to maintain databases and be aware of data protection and ethical issues, help in the recruitment and contact with patients, including adolescent cases and healthy volunteers and to liaise effectively with clinician and academic collaborators, other post-doctoral and graduate students and NHS personnel, consultant psychiatrists and GPs associated with this project. They will be required to record and analyse data and to help in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication and for presentations at conferences, as well as in funding and ethical applications. The successful candidate will have obtained at least a first degree (BA or BSc) in Psychology, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline. A Master's or PhD degree qualification is desirable. An NHS research passport would also be useful.

Ideally, the candidate will have expertise or training in neuropsychological testing including of patients, and experimental psychology and brain imaging methodology. Although based at the Dept. of Psychology, Downing St Cambridge, the researcher will be required to travel to the Clinical School and possibly to other sites outside Cambridge for cognitive testing of patients.

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The post will start by April 1st 2021 at the Department of Psychology. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Trevor Robbins (

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Fiona Lyall Grant who is responsible for recruitment to this position (

Please quote reference PJ25488 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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