Aston University

Aston University

Post Doctoral Research Associate (R230104)

Post Doctoral Research Associate Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £35,333 to £43,155 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 30 May 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: R230104 Release Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023

A three year opportunity is available for a post-doctoral research fellow with expertise in the acquisition and analysis of human fMRI data to study brain function and cognition in children and adults.

The post-holder will work within the lab of Prof Stephen Mayhew to study the neurophysiological origins of brain function as well as to collaboratively support broader fMRI research within the School of Psychology and the Institute of Health and Neurodevelopment.

In particular, the role will aim to combine fMRI with EEG and/or MEG recordings to elucidate research questions such as understanding: how dynamic brain network activity contributes to task performance and cognition throughout the lifespan; the neural signatures of negative BOLD fMRI responses and how they reflect markers of neural and behavioural inhibition in children and young adults; neurovascular coupling between EEG/MEG and fMRI BOLD measures of brain function throughout childhood. We will fully support you to develop applications for independent fellowships to follow your initial post.

This role is subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

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Job details


Post Doctoral Research Associate (R230104)


Aston University


United Kingdom


May 25, 2023

Application deadline

May 30, 2023

Job type



Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

About the employer

Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education and research endeavor. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, apprenticeship, foundation, and executive programs across disciplines. It also offers arrays of online courses. All the programs offered at the university are designed corresponding to the trends and demands of the industry and business globally.

The various faculties and schools of the university include Engineering & Applied Science, Aston Graduate School, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston Business School, Life & Health Sciences, and Aston Medical School. The team of faculty of Aston University comprises highly qualified professors as well as experts from respective industries. Modern tools and logical approaches like case studies are adopted in teaching methodologies. Besides theoretical sessions, the university gives emphasis on the practical training of students. Skill development programs are carried out to inculcate dexterity for leading-edge technologies among students.

Aston University boasts a world-class infrastructure at the campus offering the finest learning experience. There are hi-tech laboratories, libraries, studios, and IT centers, and seminar halls at the campus supporting an environment for advanced knowledge. Aston University is a hub for world-leading research initiatives. To undertake the highest quality of research, the university has established advanced research centers. 78% of the research has been evaluated ‘World-leading’ by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university has teamed up with universities and research institutes across the world for knowledge sharing and collaborative research initiatives. Further, the university maintains partnerships with the industry for sponsored research programs.

Aston is a university of global repute. Students across the world come to study at a prestigious university. The university considers all the aspects of students. It provides counseling, medical, legal (VISA and other), and other services to students. There are indoor and outdoor sports arenas, fitness centers, swimming pools, cafeterias, banks, and other facilities at the campus.

The university offers modern accommodation facilities to students. There are various student clubs at the university that organizes sports meets, music fests, dance competitions, literary fest, art exhibitions, and other events. All these events comprise cross-disciplinary participation that helps to build team spirits among students. Aston University offers various scholarships and study loans to students so that all can have access to education beyond any financial barrier. Aston University maintains a high record of placements. Students passing from the university are recruited by leading companies with high remuneration packages.

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