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Postdoctoral Research Associate - QMUL19371

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £31,054 to £33,615 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL19371
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 08-Aug-2019
Closing date: 08-Sep-2019

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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft’s group, to work on a hyperscanning study investigating the neural signatures of leadership. The project involves hyperscanning (dual-EEG) and dual eye-tracking and it will be supervised by Dr Caroline Di B. Luft and Dr Isabelle Mareschal.

Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 9th among the UK multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). All postdoctoral researchers are part of the QMUL Doctoral College, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.

The post-holder will conduct research into the neural signatures of inter-brain synchronization during eye-to-eye contact. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to experimental design, stimulus and experimental software generation, running experiments, analysing results and writing conference presentations and research papers. The successful candidate should have a PhD (awarded or reasonably expected to be awarded within 3 months) or equivalent qualification/experience in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science or a related field. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of expertise in advanced EEG research, including advanced data analysis (e.g. wavelets, phase synchronization, etc.), and some experience with using eye-tracking would be desirable. Knowledge of inter-brain synchronization is desirable but not essential. A proven record of high-quality published research is required. Self-motivation, an ability to work as part of a team and excellent research management and presentation skills are essential.

The post is funded by the BIAL foundation and is a full-time position, available for a period of 6.5 months. The start date is October 2019. The salary is £31,054 to £33,615 per annum and is inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a pension scheme.  

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries are welcomed, and may be made to Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft via e-mail at

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The closing date for applications is 8 September 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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