Postdoctoral Researcher

Birkbeck, University of London
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:£40,348
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Postdoctoral Researcher

Salary range

£40,348 rising to £46,118 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



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Department of Psychological Sciences

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This is a fixed term, full-time appointment

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, (CBCD, www., is seeking 3 Postdoctoral Researchers to lead work on exciting newly funded research projects on ADHD.

One of the posts involve leading neurocognitive and brain imaging assessments on toddlers have an older sibling with ADHD. The McDonnell Foundation-funded study examines the interactions between sensory processing and executive functioning in real-world settings in the brains of children with a family history of ADHD.

The project is conducted with teams at University of Cambridge (Prof. Mark Johnson), King's College London (Prof. Tony Charman) and UEL (Dr Sam Wass) with whom the postholder will collaborate. For this post, the postholder will lead toddler assessments across a variety of measures (e.g., virtual reality CAVE environment, EEG, eye tracking, behavioural assessments). The post holder will be responsible for training and supervision of research assistants, and will collect, process and analyse data.

The post would suit someone who has previous experience in working with neuroimaging (EEG, NIRS) and/or neurocognitive (eyetracking, behavioral) measures in infants and young children; has an emerging publication record; has strong statistical analysis skills as applied to neurocognitive measures; and is interested in neurodevelopmental conditions.

The remaining two posts involve analysis of neurocognitive data (EEG, eyetracking,NIRS) from existing large-scale longitudinal studies of infants, children and adults with and without autism and/or ADHD.

The projects are conducted with large-scale European and Canadian networks, with whom the postholder will collaborate. The first EU-funded project (R2D2) tracks trajectories of risk and resilience in mental health.

The second Simons' Foundation-funded project (GAIINS) uses AI-based methods and EEG data to identify stratification biomarkers that may be sensitive to genetic subgroups.

For both of these posts, the postholder will mainly focus on analysis of data, although there may also be some testing with children and adults. The post would suit someone with strong statistical skills, particularly in longitudinal modelling; some experience with AI or data science methods; and an emerging publication record; and an interest in using existing data to ask innovative new questions about neurodevelopmental conditions.


Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £40,348 rising to £46,118 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


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Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

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