Professor of Paediatric or Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Psychology
Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £59,854 to £93,155 per annum
Grade: Band 1
Contract Type: Continuing
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 10 January 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Release Date: Friday 26 November 2021
The School of Psychology and Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment are
seeking to appoint a Chair in Pediatric or Developmental Cognitive
Neuroscience to contribute to, develop and enhance the research and teaching
activities of the school independently, and as part of a team, through
professional practice and expertise.
We are seeking and outstanding individual to provide leadership within the
Aston University School of Psychology and Institute of Health and
Neurodevelopment in the remit of developmental neuroimaging. The postholder
will lead and drive the development and delivery of world leading
paediatric/developmental cognitive neuroscience research with a specific focus
on imaging using MRI.
IHN is one of the four flagship Research Institutes within Aston University,
with state of the art, paediatrically tailored research facilities including
MRI Laboratory with Magneton Prisma 3T scanner, fully staffed by research
radiographers, the Wellcome Trust Laboratory for MEG Studies with
paediatrically optimised, Elekta Neuromag Triux, as well as EEG and TMS
laboratories and a variety of behavioural observation and supporting resources
including biomedical facilities and an immersive virtual environment. Aston
University has a thriving research culture, with strong links with Birmingham
Children's Hospital. IHN has a focus on translational research from molecules
to minds; undertaking cellular and fundamental neuroscience through to
application within clinical, service and educational settings.
Our world-class research facilities include:
Family friendly Neuropsychology Assessment Labs.
The Aston Nutrition and Behaviour Laboratory (ANBL), which includes
dedicated kitchen facilities, a child friendly observation room with
Tracksys multi perspective observation system and Observer software
An ensuite sleep laboratory.
The Aston Laboratory for Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE) with a
dedicated VR facility that includes the world's largest rectilinear CAVE,
a Vicon 12 camera motion capture lab, omnidirectional treadmills, driving
simulator, and various head-mounted displays.
The Aston Neuroimaging Facilities (ANF) including a 3T MRI, 306 Channel
MEG various EEG systems, Magstim TMS system (single-pulse, repetitive),
and a Starstim HD tES-EEG system.
The successful candidate will join an open and inclusive group of
Psychologists who deliver accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
in Psychology and should have some experience of undergraduate or postgraduate
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Psychology, Professor Richard
Tunney (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Directors of the Institute of Health
and Neurodevelopment Professor Jackie Blissett (email@example.com) and
Professor Gavin Woodhall (firstname.lastname@example.org) for informal discussions
about the post before applying.
Our web site at https: // www. aston.ac.uk/hls/school-of-psychology provides
further details about the School of Psychology s, and the Institute of Health
and Neurodevelopment (https: // www2.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/groups/aston-
Please note that as part of Aston University's commitment to equality and
diversity and inclusive recruitment practices anonymous shortlisting will be
carried out for this role. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their
answers to the questions on the application form.
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from all sections of the community.