Closing date: 5 December 2017

Salary: £27,285 – £38,833

You will join our project researching stereoscopic (3D) vision in the praying mantis. A key duty will be to write code to generate visual stimuli for the behavioural and electrophysiological experiments. For consistency with other work in the lab, this will be in Matlab, using Psychophysics Toolbox and an in-house toolbox for behavioural experiments.

You will have a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering or maths subject, and a PhD in one of these areas is required at Associate level. You will have excellent computer programming ability, and experience writing computer programmes.

Good communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential skills for this post. Familiarity with Matlab and the Psychophysics Toolbox is desirable.

This post is tenable for 2 years.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Jenny Read, jenny.read@ncl.ac.uk

Further information on the research is available at: http://www.jennyreadresearch.com/research/m3

Institute of Neuroscience

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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