Post-doc position at Bangor University, UK

Helen Morgan h.morgan at BANGOR.AC.UK
Thu Jan 17 18:21:08 CET 2008

Research Officer
Wolfson Centre For Clinical And Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Psychology
Starting Salary: £21,478 - £23,883 (on R&A Grade 1A) p.a.

Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Officer
position in social cognitive neuroscience. This position is to work on a
research grant awarded to Professor David Linden jointly with Professor
Thomas Mussweiler of the University of Cologne, Germany. This grant is
funded by the ESRC through their bilateral programme with the German
Research Council (DFG). The aim of the project is to investigate the neural
substrates of social comparison, one of the most pervasive cognitive
processes humans engage in. The work will involve the adaptation of
paradigms from social psychology research for functional imaging and the
acquisition and analysis of behavioural and imaging data. The successful
candidate will work closely with the research officer in the Cologne team,
who is being recruited in parallel.

Professor Mussweiler's group in Cologne is internationally leading in the
fields of social judgement, stereotyping and decision making:

This is a full-time position, starting on April 1st 2008. The ideal
candidate would have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience or a related field,
experience with stimulus programming and functional magnetic resonance
imaging and an interest in the application of these skills to current topics
in social psychology.

The School of Psychology at Bangor is one of the UK's leading Psychology
departments. It enjoys the highest possible research rating (RAE 5*A), and
offers an exciting research environment within a dynamic and growing imaging
group. Further details of the School, including our extensive research
facilities (3T MRI, ERP, MRI-guided TMS), can be found under

The University is situated on the northern coastline of Wales in an area of
outstanding natural beauty within a few miles of the Snowdonia Mountains
National Park and several quiet beaches. Bangor has direct rail connections
to London (3 hours) and Manchester (2 hours).

Application forms and further particulars should be obtained by contacting
Human Resources, Bangor University; tel: (01248) 382926/388132; e-mail:
personnel at; web:

For an informal discussion about this post, potential applicants are invited
to contact Professor David Linden, tel: (01248) 382564, e-mail:
d.linden at

Please quote reference number 08-7/93 when applying. Closing date for
applications: Friday 15th February, 2008.

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