Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Postdoctoral Researcher- Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development

United Kingdom

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Postdoctoral Researcher- Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development

Birkbeck, University of London, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher, within the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD).

Salary range

£42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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Birkbeck, University of London, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher, within the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD), to play a key role in delivering two projects.

The CBCD is at the forefront of research in brain and psychological development, making it an ideal place for individuals passionate about neurodevelopmental conditions.

The first project is a Leverhulme funded research project investigating the emergence of brain-to-brain synchrony during preschoolers' collaborative problem solving.

The second project (also funded by Leverhulme Trust) investigates the link between physical experience and cognition in older children with ADHD (7- to 10-year-old).

As Postdoctoral Researcher, you will have:

  • experience of running research within a university lab setting as well as experience in using developmental experimental methods - including knowledge of behavioural and/or neuroimaging experimental testing, and analytical and statistical methods to analyse behavioural data.
  • Experience in other methods and programming skills (e.g., Matlab/R/Python) would be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communications, attention to detail, and good numeracy skills.
  • Willingness to work flexibly including weekends and school holidays due to the availability of participant groups.
  • You will be working as part of the world-first ToddlerLab team at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, (CBCD), Department of Psychological Sciences.

    This position will give you the opportunity to engage in continuous professional development by improving or developing experimental skills in a wide range of experimental methods, including behaviour, eye-tracking, motion- tracking, neuroimaging, and virtual reality, in toddlers and school-aged children.

    Apply now and take the next step in your academic career at Birkbeck, University of London.


    £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum. The salary, Grade 7, quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, 12 month contract. Full-time (35 hours a week). Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 1 May 2024, interview date: 10 May 2024. Enhanced DBS check required.


    If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Paola Pinti, Co-I on the first project, via [email protected], or Dr Ori Ossmy ([email protected]), PI on the second project.

    If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected]

    We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly encourage those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to apply.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Researcher- Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 01, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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