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3-Year Research Associate
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-019196

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/08/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £36,382 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Division of Neuroscience

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 October 2022 until 31 August 2025

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

We are inviting applications for a Research Associate position on the SBE-UKRI funded project “Looked but failed to see” errors in human vision. This project is an international collaboration between Johan Hulleman (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) and Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard University, Boston, USA).

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a world-leading project that aims to understand the fundamental processes of visual search and the role they play in the visual search tasks of daily life.​​​​​​​

The post-holder will have good understanding of visual search (essential). Prior experience with eye tracking (Eyelink) and online experimentation (JavaScript) would be an advantage. Candidates should have a PhD degree in a psychological, biological, or computational science.

The post-holder will have the primary responsibility for the day-to-day data collection and data analysis in the UK. They will help with the programming of experiments, the preparation of presentations and manuscripts.  They will also have responsibility for the preparation of data for sharing. We are committed to capacity-building and supporting team members to further their careers, and the post-holder will be supported to further their career portfolio, including publishing first-authored papers. Because this is an international collaboration a few one-week visits to the US will be involved.

The School/Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School/Department holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Johan Hulleman

Email: ​​​​​​​

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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