We are seeking to recruit two Research Assistant(s)/Research Associate(s) to work in the Centre for Social Interactions within the Research Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow. The post-holder will contribute to a 5 year, ERC-funded project on “How do humans recognise kin?” working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. The researchers selected for these posts will design, conduct and analyse research to investigate the factors that influence kin-directed social and sexual behaviour. The researchers will also write and communicate results as scientific papers and in scientific presentations at national and international conferences. The project is multidisciplinary, involving theory and techniques from psychology, evolutionary biology, experimental economics, and computer graphics.
Applicants should have (or expect to receive in the near future) a PhD in psychology, biology, biological anthropology, neuroscience, computer science or another relevant discipline, with a strong analytical background. Applicants will have experience with at least one of the following techniques: facial electromyography (EMG), genetic analysis (MHC), 3D face imaging, experimental social psychology, online data collection, or behavioural economics. Experience with Bayesian or cue integration modelling would be an advantage. Any applicant should have a clear, demonstrable capacity for acquiring expertise in these techniques.
The post is available from the 1st October 2015 and has funding for up to 5 years. Applications close on 13 September 2015.
Salary: Grade 6, £27,057-£30,434 / Grade 7, £33,242 – £37,394 per annum
Informal enquires may be made to Dr Lisa DeBruine (Lisa.DeBruine@glasgow.ac.uk)