King's College London

Postdoctoral Research Worker

Reference: THW/17/059639/000861
Salary Details: £32,958 to £39,324 per annum
Allowances: Plus £2,623 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Worker position to join the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Stratified Medicine (PONS) (Director: Professor Gunter Schumann) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

We are seeking a talented, energetic and highly motivated individual to develop a research programme on the environmental influences on brain development and behaviour, with a particular emphasis on the effects of urbanization. The research will involve comparative analyses of large scale neuroimaging data in Europe, India and China. It will include coordination of an ongoing collaborative project between the UK and India, the Consortium on Vulnerability to Externalizing Disorders and Addictions [c-VEDA]. Using existing UK databases (IMAGEN, UK Biobank, ALSPAC) for comparison, the project seeks to investigate if environmental risk factors in industrialized countries and emerging societies shape brain structure and function, and behavior in distinct ways, and whether this may lead to different risk constellations and neurobehavioral trajectories for mental disorders, including addictions. In addition to having excellent organisation skills the successful candidate will be expected to carry out imaging genetics and behavioural research of the highest standard. He/she will hold a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, computer science or a related discipline.

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance. Appointments made on the basis `thesis submitted` and without doctorate awarded, will be placed on grade 5 until the award date. Grade 5, £32,004 per annum, plus £2,623 London Weighting Allowance per annum.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 18 months. Further opportunities for research in the future will also potentially be available.

This is a Full-time position.

Interviews are scheduled to be held shortly after the closing date.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st July 2017.

Closing date: 31 July 2017

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