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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Primate Cognition and Welfare

Hiring Organization:
Liverpool John Moores University, UK & Medical Research Council Centre for Macaques

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Position Description:
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced researcher to play a lead role in conducting the day-to-day running of a BBSRC/NC3Rs funded research project ‘Attention Bias: a novel method to assess psychological wellbeing in group-housed primates’ starting October 2013 for 10 months. This is a collaborative project between Liverpool John Moores University, The MRC Centre for Macaques and the University of Roehampton. Core duties include working independently to train captive rhesus macaques to participate in non-invasive cognitive experiments, recording behaviour, collecting physiological samples, and analysing and reporting data to the research team. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will be based mainly at the MRC Centre for Macaques, Wiltshire, UK.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate area and will have research expertise in conducting cognitive or behavioural research with captive animals, or running cognitive experiments with humans. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and highly collaborative researcher with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently is essential.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr Emily Bethell (

Deadline for applications is midday on Friday, 13th September 2013. Interviews will be held in Wiltshire on September 23rd 2013. Interview by skype is possible for individuals unable to travel to Wiltshire on that date. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be available to start in October/November 2013.

A full job description and person specification can be accessed on the Liverpool John Moores University website at

PhD or equivalent qualification in any related subject area

Grade 6 - £24,765 - £29,541

Term of Appointment:
10 months starting October/November 2013

Application Deadline:
Friday 13th Spetember (midday)

Contact Information:
Dr Emily Bethell
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Byrom Street
Liverpool L3 3AF
United Kingdom

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