Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Psychology/Psychopharmacology, University of Southampton

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Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Experimental Psychology/Psychopharmacology
Clinical Neuroscience
Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,578
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:   Wednesday 11 July 2012
Interview Date:   Friday 20 July 2012
Reference:  132612JW

The position is available from August 2012.  Please note start date is also negotiable.

Duration: 2 years, full-time.

Applications are invited to work on a Medical Research Council grant: ‘Towards a translational experimental model of anxiety for pharmacological and psychological treatment development’ (MRC ref: MR/J011754/1) – awarded to Dr Matt Garner, Prof David Baldwin, Prof Thomas Lynch (Uni. Southampton) and Prof Marcus Munafo (Uni. Bristol).

The post-holder will work on a series of studies that will evaluate the effects of novel and established pharmacological and psychological treatments for anxiety on i) autonomic, subjective and neuro-cognitive response to carbon-dioxide inhalation in healthy participants (a novel experimental model of generalized anxiety in healthy individuals) and ii) neuro-cognitive function, autonomic arousal, mood and behaviour in individuals with a clinical diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder and/or major depression.

The post-holder will join our multidisciplinary research lab that spans the academic departments of Psychology and Medicine (Clinical and Experimental Sciences) and comprises PhD students, post-docs, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. Our group uses a range of experimental methods including experimental cognitive psychology, psychopharmacology, psychophysiology and brain imaging to better understand the aetiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.

Applicants must have a PhD in experimental psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline, or have submitted for viva by the time of appointment.  

For informal enquiries please contact the principal investigator, Matt Garner:

The closing date for applications is 11 July 2012 with interviews on 20 July. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 132612JW on all correspondence.

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