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Staff Scientist

Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 04 March 2024
Interview Date:  Monday 18 March 2024
Reference:  0036-24
Release Date:  Tuesday 06 February 2024

We are looking to recruit a resourceful, flexible, and enthusiastic individual to support the development of new and ongoing research projects in magnetoencephalography (both cryogenic MEG and our newly commissioned OPM-MEG system), and in the Aston Laboratory for Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE).

You will be technically skilled, and also an excellent communicator who can contribute to a diverse range of research projects, from the design stage through implementation, and data analysis.  Particular strengths in experimental design and computer programming for neuroscience research are required, with experience in MEG or a closely related technique.

The MEG laboratories sit within Aston’s Institute for Health and Neurodevelopment, and along with ALIVE form part of the College of Health and Life Sciences. We have a focus on human neuroscience research which is clinically relevant and often focused on work with children.

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Dynamic working is possible for this role, which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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