The Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge is looking for an enthusiastic Research Laboratory Technician to coordinate the activities of our new Common Experimental Area for the equivalent of 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE). Based in historic central Cambridge, this exciting role supports the brand new, purpose-built lab space by coordinating human participant testing using a variety of methods, including EEG electroencephalogram, eye- tracking, and virtual reality. We offer a welcoming, friendly work environment where you will feel valued, encouraged to develop and supported to achieve your full potential.
This is an interesting and varied role focusing on coordination and delivery of human participant research. As Research Laboratory Technician, you will provide a critical foundation for the lab by providing a high level of administrative and technical support for research activities and facilitating the smooth running of the lab. You will coordinate the usage and equipment for the lab, creating and maintaining documents and processes. You will provide technical support and training for researchers and students using the equipment to ensure the success of the research. You will manage online participant panels and research platforms, such as Sona, Gorilla and Prolific.
You will be an excellent communicator with sound organisational and IT skills, and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a friendly and supportive team. You will have experience of Psychology-focussed research methods (particularly EEG) and online research platforms, and an ability to learn new processes quickly.
What we Offer
Our Professional Services staff play a fundamental role in the School of Biological Sciences' academic vision of the pursuit of education and research at the highest levels of excellence. The University of Cambridge offers excellent benefits and extensive opportunities in a stimulating environment.
The University salary structure includes automatic service-related pay progression in many of its grades and an annual cost of living increase. In addition to this, employees are rewarded for outstanding contribution through a number of regular pay progression schemes. Staff also benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement.
The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme, to shopping and insurance discounts. University-led initiatives in the areas of equality, diversity and wellbeing include staff and students networks. These include the Women's Staff Network, the Disabled Staff Network, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network, Parents and Carers and the LGBT+ Network. We also hold a wide range of Equality and Diversity events on a regular basis.
Wellbeing at Cambridge is a university-wide initiative aiming at supporting and maximising the health and wellbeing of staff. It encompasses a network of Wellbeing Advocates, who provide guidance and general signposting about wellbeing issues, including mental or physical health and Dignity @ Work concerns.
The University offer a range of family-friendly policies, including maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. In addition, workplace nurseries, childcare vouchers, a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and a high-quality holiday play scheme are available to help support University employees with caring responsibilities.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.
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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be addressed to: Jo Simmonds: [email protected]
Please quote reference PJ39199 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.Further information
Department of Psychology, Central CambridgeSalary
£32,332-£38,205 pro rataReference
2 November 2023Closing date
26 November 2023