Postdoctoral Research Officer - Developmental Social Neuroscience

Bangor University

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Designing and evaluating research questions and the methods/tasks to address those questions across both typical adult and both typical and atypical developmental populations

Gathering and analysis of data, including behavioural, fMRI and DWI studies with typical adults, as well as participant scheduling/recruitment.

Delivering research outcomes, including collaborating with co-researchers to write up the results in scientific articles, working with other team members to disseminate results, writing regular updates on progress to the project management group, presenting findings at international conferences, and assisting with writing final reports for the funding body.

Administration of the research project. This might include: Participating in project meeting, coordinating team members to meet research aims and objectives, and liaising with stakeholders (external and internal).

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Advising and collaborating with Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students working with the team

The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.

The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.

The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.

The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.

Person Specification


  • A PhD in a relevant area of Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Imaging/Engineering, Cognitive Science or similar (if you think your degree/experience may be relevant, write to me!);
  • Research background in developmental, cognitive or social neuroscience (or related);
  • Experience designing, conducting and analyzing MRI-based neuroimaging experiments;
  • Good programming skills in at least one language;
  • Proven track record of publications in quality journals;
  • Proven track record of conference presentations;
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own work and that of other team members, and meet project targets/work to deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate well at a range of levels and convey information to academic and non-academic audiences.


  • Experience designing, conducting and analysing eye-tracking or psychophysical experiments;
  • Experience conducting research with or considerable outside experience working with children/adolescents;
  • First-hand experience working with MVPA or other pattern-based analysis methods;
  • First-hand experience working with DWI data and/or structural or functional connectivity based analysis;
  • The ability to speak Welsh.

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