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Research Associate

Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Thursday 04 April 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 24 April 2019
Reference:  A2591

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr Helen Nuttall ( in the Department of Psychology, Lancaster University, UK. The post is funded by the BBSRC, and will investigate how age-related hearing loss affects the brain networks involved in speech perception. This position is available for 4 years, starting as soon as possible. 

We are seeking a highly motivated neuroscientist to implement our plan of work. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for speech and/or hearing research, and experience in brain stimulation and/or brain imaging.

You will join Dr Nuttall’s Neuroscience of Speech and Action Lab (NoSA Lab). The NoSA Lab is based in the Whewell Research Building, and is equipped with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (single-pulse, paired-pulse, and repetitive stimulators), Brainsight neuronavigation, an electromyography suite, and an electroencephalography suite capable of cortical and subcortical recordings, all of which are fully-integrated with the TMS ( Magnetic Resonance Imaging is also available via the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which is 10 minutes away from Lancaster University.

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University 

The Department of Psychology provides a work environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We hold the Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our commitment to the representation of and support for women in the academic workplace. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis.  We also have an active community of Early Career Researchers, excellent research facilities and support, and is committed to the development of Early-Career staff. The Department encourages professional development through a range of courses tailored to research staff (

We particularly welcome applications from people in all diversity groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Lancaster University is a leading institution and top 10 in all three major national league tables, currently placed at 6th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. 

This post is fixed-term for 4-years.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr Helen Nuttall:

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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