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Neuropsychology and Neuroscience of Childhood Visual Impairment- KTP Associate (Fixed Term)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Location:  Off Campus
Salary:   From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum
Please be advised that this job is fixed term until 31st December 2014.
Closing Date:   Sunday 25 November 2012
Reference:  EL1076A

The position:

An exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated researcher to apply visual neuroscience in the rehabilitation of childhood cerebral visual impairment and education. The post has been created as a result of an innovative Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between the West of England School and College for young people with little or no sight (WESC) (www.westengland.ac.uk) and the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, (www.lincoln.ac.uk). The project will develop a visual search rehabilitation “game” for use in children with partial visual loss as well as improving knowledge of the brain and vision in visual impairment specialist educators. As a leading specialist centre for young people with little or no sight, WESC prides itself on its specialist provision delivered by experienced professionals who work collaboratively to provide education, health-care and therapy to ensure that learners receive the highest quality education. The School of Psychology at Lincoln is a thriving community of staff and students with a strong research profile which aims to serve and develop local, national and international communities with an emphasis on meaningful research which supports transformational change in society.

The successful candidate:

The KTP associate will be employed by the University of Lincoln for 2 years but will be based at WESC in Exeter, Devonand subject to their employment practices and conditions of work. The successful candidate will be supervised both by WESC and Prof. Tim Hodgson from the University of Lincoln.  A PhD or equivalent clinical qualification in a relevant area is essential. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of visual neuroscience, neuropsychology and brain based visual impairment. Practical experience of research into visual attention, perception or cognition at undergraduate or post-graduate level is also essential.  Familiarity with E-Prime, Presentation, Matlab or similar package suitable for development of a prototype visual search tool is desirable, as would be the ability to programme in Flash, Java or similar software. Experience of working with childrenor individuals with neurological injury would be desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced CRB check.

KTP
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) area national Government-supported initiative which supports partnerships between business and universities, enabling Associates to work on challenging, high profile projects. (www.ktponline.org.uk). They provide employment and personal development opportunities for graduates and offer an excellent step to fast track career development.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact Prof. Timothy Hodgson (tlhodgson@lincoln.ac.uk) Tel: 01522 886159

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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