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Research Assistant in Psychophysiology

23 Mar 2016
JOB SUMMARY
 
Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position within an established research programme. The research group focuses on synthetic methods to study and synthesize the 
neuronal, psychological and behavioural principles underlying perception, emotion and cognition. The research Assistant position will concentrate on the research area of 
Phychophysiology.
 
The position will be based in Barcelona (Spain). It is a pre-requisite to have been accepted to the UPF ICT PhD programme. The selected candidate will join the UPF ICT PhD programme in October 2016.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
 
The post holder will play a key role in a programme of research which studies how human react to various uni- and multisensory signals – visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. We assess human responses at different levels using subjective ratings, behavioral data, physiological and brain wave recordings. This data help us to understand human perception and cognition, with particular stress on the novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of various brain disorders (chronic pain, migraine, autism, depression, Alzheimer's disease). 
 
The successful candidate should have an academic or technical qualification in a relevant subject with experience in psychophysiology and/or cognitive neuroscience. The candidate will be required to advance the experimental program around anovel theory of multi-level perception and attention called the validation gate hypothesis (Mathews et al 2011;2015). This will include assessment with patients sufferening from neglect and the development of advanced Virtual Reality paradigms.
 
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://specs.upf.edu/job-vacancies
 
The closing date for applications is Friday 8th April 2016. 
 
The University values diversity and is committed to realizing an equal of opportunity environment.

Applications should include:
- a C.V. including a list of publications
- the names of two referees who would willing to write letters of recommendation (if requested)
- a short cover letter describing research interests
Information about the research group: http://specs.upf.edu and about the Information and Communication Technologies Engineering (ETIC): http://portal.upf.edu/web/etic/inici

If you are interested in this position, please send your application to carme.buisan@upf.edu, and mention that you are applying to the RESEARCH ASSISTANT IN  PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY position in the email subject.