This part-time Research Assistant position will be located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield. To apply – click – jobs.ac.uk

This post is funded by BA/Leverhulme Trust to investigate whether particular patterns of structural brain changes in regions involved in emotional regulation can inform us about the aetiology of Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures disorder (NEAD) responsiveness to treatment and prognosis.

This Position will be based in the Department of Psychology but will involve extensive collaboration Department of Radiology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You will analyse structural brain imaging data using an automated volume parcellation software (FreeSurfer) from an existing database of NEAD patients and also existing scans of age-matched controls. In addition, you will contact patients whose scans are already available for analysis and invite them to provide self-report information about their current social and emotional well-being, which you will correlate with their brain imaging data.

You should hold or shortly expect to hold an MSc degree in Psychology or Neuroscience (or have equivalent experience), have proven ability to analyse complex data sets and have research experience, and preferably have programming skills, knowledge of R and structural brain imaging analysis experience.

The post is available from 1st October 2015 for 8 months for 2-3 days per week depending upon your availability.

Part-time Research Assistant position available