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Research Fellow

University of Warwick, £28,132 - £36,661 per annum


Research Associate
University of Glasgow, £32,267 - £36,298 per annum

The Universities of Glasgow and Warwick are seeking to appoint two postdoctoral Researchers in philosophy, as part of a project entitled Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception.


The project is a collaboration between Centre for the Study of the Senses (Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study in London) and the Universities of Oxford, Glasgow and Warwick. The two philosophy posts will initially be based one in Glasgow and one in Warwick, but as the project progresses it is expected that you will move to spend 12 months in another institution and gain experience with some of the other investigators.
The project aims, through a range of research activities, including seminars, workshops, conferences, and experimental work, involving a network of research partners in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to integrate philosophical and scientific perspectives in the study of multisensory perception. It also aims to interact with a variety of actors in the arts, industry, medical and education sectors. Key questions include the need to provide a better taxonomy of multisensory interactions, capable of hosting the variety of results and cases across modalities, to understand the role of attention and action in these interactions and their resulting conscious manifestations, and to understand the impact of specific perceptual and cognitive deficits in multisensory interactions.
You must have a strong background in philosophy of mind and have or be prepared to acquire, with the guidance of the investigators, the skills necessary to conduct empirical work in support of the project’s research objectives
There are two additional fellowships (in Experimental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience) associated with the project. Details of these positions are available at http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp and https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk, vacancy ID 111286. Any candidates interested in applying for more than one position should submit individual applications to each institution.
For both philosophy positions based in Glasgow or Warwick, apply online at http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=74965,8276832372&key=128367737&c=15142148211535&pagestamp=serjxwrcqghovegqwi

Please state on your application if you wish to be considered for one or both of the positions.
There will be a single appointment process for both posts that will take place in London, and we expect to conduct interviews at the end of January 2014.
Closing date: 19 January 2014.

006762


Research Associate

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS



SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES

Research And Teaching

-GRADE 7

 

Job Purpose


These posts are two of four full-time 3year postdoctoral research fellowships (two in philosophy and two in Experimental Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience) associated with the project Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception. The project is based at the Centre for the Study of the Senses (Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study in London) and the Universities of Oxford, Glasgow and Warwick and runs from 1 October 2013 to 30 December 2016. Professor Colin Blakemore is principal investigator, and Dr Ophelia Deroy, Professors Fiona Macpherson, Matthew Nudds, and Charles Spence are co-investigators. The post will initially be based in Glasgow (the other postdocs will initially be based in London, Oxford, Warwick), but as the project progresses it is expected that the project’s post-docs will move to spend 12 months in another institution and gain experience with some of the other investigators.

**Details of the other positions associated with the project are available at http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp and https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk, vacancy ID 111286. Any candidates interested in applying for more than one position should submit individual applications to each institution. Any candidates interested in applying for more than one position should submit individual applications to each institution but state their order of preference in their cover letter.**

There will be one appointment process for both posts. Applicants should fill out a single application form in order to be considered for both posts. Applicants who only intend to apply for one of the posts should indicate in their application to which post they are applying.

 

Job Purpose



The postholder will carry out research, help organise and take part in research activities as part of the Rethinking the Senses project. He/she is expected to take an active role in all aspects of the project, and should be prepared to take part in empirical work in support of the project’s objectives.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities



1. Contribute towards and lead aspects of the research carried out in pursuit of the project’s aims and objectives

 

2. Contribute towards, and lead as assigned by the Glasgow/Warwick Investigator, designing experiments and conducting experimental work


3. Conduct own research on the project’s themes to contribute to the project strategy

4. Contribute to the effective management and administration of the project by organizing workshops, seminars, and conferences, and assist with developing and maintaining links between the project partners, as assigned by the Warwick/Glasgow Invesigator and the Head of School/Department

5. Develop the academic standing of the project through appropriate media, including relevant publications and other methods of research dissemination

 

6. To participate in team meetings, discussions and communications as required within the Project and the School/Department.



7. Any other duties consistent with both the grade and scope of the post, and as assigned by the Warwick/Glasgow Investigator and Head of School/Department.

8. To engage in professional development as appropriate.

9.For the Glasgow post only: To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf

The successful applicant must have a strong background in philosophy of mind and have or be prepared to acquire, with the guidance of the investigators, the skills necessary to conduct empirical work in support of the project’s research objectives.

 

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:

A1 PhD in a relevant subject area

A2 Up to date knowledge of research within relevant subject area (Philosophy or related discipline).

A3 A strong background in philosophy of mind

A4 Evidence of ability to produce research in areas relevant to the project’s themes

 

Desirable:



B1 A developing international research profile appropriate to academic experience.

 

Skills



 

Essential:

C1 Evidence of outstanding achievement as a researcher appropriate to academic experience.

C2 Ability to demonstrate originality and innovation in scholarship.

C3 Have or be prepared to acquire, with the guidance of the investigators, the skills necessary to conduct empirical work in support of the project's research objectives

C4 Proof of commitment to research and pbulication in relevant subject area

C5 The ability to work with a wide range of people and organisations on a range of complex issues.

C6 Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written (including high level of proficiency in English).

C7 Time- and project-management skills and the ability to work to deadlines


Desirable:

D1 Relevant IT skills in support of research, teaching and administration.

D2 Ability to engage with wider audience and inter-sectorial collaborators

D3 Ability to use initiative and independent judgement

D4 Ability to self-motivate and to work with little supervision

Experience

Essential:

E1. 3 to 5 years relevant research experience, at least 2 years of which must be post-doc 

 

Desirable:



F1 A track record of academic publication

F2 Experience with interdisciplinary work

F3 Experience of organising workshops or conferences, or similar administrative tasks

F4 Experience of working in a team.


 

 



Job Features

Planning and Organising


Participating fully in a team of research-active staff.
Researching and publishing work of the highest quality in appropriate outlets
Preparing and presenting applications for research funding
Planning and organising research meetings, seminars and conferences
Contributing to international and national research developments
Providing leadership in designing programmes and courses, and in delivering teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students
Organising knowledge exchange and outreach activities as appropriate

Decision Making


Decisions on research methodology and submission of grant applications
Decisions on placement of research output
Decisions on programme/course content and teaching and assessment methods
Contributing constructively and positively to University/College/School/Project decision-making on research and teaching
Prioritising workload in accordance with agreed School/College strategy.
Taking responsibility for organisation of resources, as appropriate.

 

Internal/External Relationships



 

Internal
Head of Subject, Head of School, Head of College, the project leader in Glasgow, Professor Fiona Macpherson and the other project leaders and participants at London, Warwick and Oxford, and University officers to ensure that strategic objectives are met


Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective research and teaching.
Postgraduate students as appropriate to optimise their learning
Administrative staff for exchange of information relating to delivery of research and teaching

External
Key researchers in the field


Key practitioners
Relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations
Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding
General public/media

Problem Solving


World-class research is a key aspect of this post, including solving research problems at the forefront of the field and the development of new ideas, methods and research projects
Resolving issues regarding research funding
Resolving issues arising in pursuit of research objectives
Assisting research students to resolve problems regarding their research
Assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students to resolve problems regarding their studies
Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions
Proposing, imaginatively, strategies and negotiating alternative arrangements in response to strategic challenges in research, teaching and service

The project aims, through a range of research activities, including seminars, workshops, conferences, and experimental work, involving a network of research partners in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to integrate philosophical and scientific perspectives in the study of multisensory perception. It also aims to interact with a variety of actors in the arts, industry, medical and education sectors. Key questions include the need to provide a better taxonomy of multisensory interactions, capable of hosting the variety of results and cases across modalities, to understand the role of attention and action in these interactions and their resulting conscious manifestations, and to understand the impact of specific perceptual and cognitive deficits in multisensory interactions.

 

Standard Terms & Conditions



Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £32,267 - 36,298 per annum.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.


 

Vacancy ref:  006762, closing date, 19 January 2014



 

Closing Date



Vacancy ref: 006762, closing date, 19 January 2014



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