Research Assistant - Vision Group
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU
The Vision Group, part of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging,
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, seeks a Research Assistant
to support an exciting new neuroimaging study of children with amblyopia. Also
known as ‘lazy eye', this is a common childhood vision disorder that can cause
permanent impairments in vision.
You will work closely with the other members of the research team on all
aspects of this study and will be responsible for recruiting children with
binocular vision abnormalities, and control children who have normal sight.
You will additionally help to write and administer all ethical approvals for
the study, and will be actively involved in all aspects of data collection,
including scheduling and running MRI scan sessions and behavioural testing
sessions. Since the project involves children, the scan sessions will need to
be outside of the school day and therefore you will need to have a flexible
work schedule. More generally, you will be expected to participate in lab
weekly lab meetings and other activities with the Vision Research Group. The
position is an excellent opportunity for a candidate interested in gaining
research experience in a neuroimaging environment with a clinical focus.
Extensive training courses will be available.
The successful candidate will have a first-class or high 2.1 degree in
relevant subject (e.g. Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Science) and
strong recent academic references. They will also have good communication and
interpersonal skills, excellent organization skills and be able to show
initiative. Good technical and computer skills will also be beneficial to
support data collection. Experience in recruiting participants for studies,
working in a neuroimaging environment and writing ethical permissions for
human studies is desirable as well as involvement in public engagement.
The post is available until 31st October 2024.
Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 3rd October 2022 will be
Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
Contact Person : NDCN HR Recruitment Vacancy ID : 159430
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 03-Oct-2022 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary (£) : £30,502 - £36,386