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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary:
£32,816 to £40,322 per year
Location:
Cambridge
Company:
School of Clinical Medicine University of Cambridge

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This is a 1 year postdoctoral research post funded by The Alan Turing Institute, to assess the ability of speech data to detect mental health disorders, in particular psychotic disorders.

The post holder will be line managed by Dr Sarah Morgan and will be based at the Psychiatry department in Cambridge, near to Addenbrooke's hospital (or work remotely, in line with COVID-19 restrictions). They will also draw on expertise from a wider group of co-investigators, including Dr Maria Liakata, Dr Tom Spencer, Dr Petra Vértes, Prof. Ginestra Bianconi, Prof. Edward Bullmore and Prof. Philip McGuire. They will work closely with colleagues from King's College London and The Alan Turing Institute in London, and engage with the data science for mental health and NLP communities at the Institute (either in person or remotely). The position will therefore provide extensive opportunities to collaborate with researchers both in Cambridge, at The Alan Turing Institute and at King's College London, and an excellent base from which to develop expertise in data science for mental health.

Candidates should have a PhD. The successful applicant may have a background in mental health research, although applications from researchers from technical backgrounds (such as physics, engineering, computer science or engineering) who are keen to apply their skills to this exciting area are equally welcome.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Sarah Morgan, Department of Psychiatry sem91@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 20th July 2020

Interview Date: w/c 3rd August 2020

Please quote reference RN23242 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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