Research Associate
University of Glasgow
Fixed-Term, 1 year
Part time

To make a leading contribution to a project Improving Neurofeedback Efficacy with Brain Responsive Music working with Dr Aleksandra Vuckovic, Reader in Rehabilitation Engineering, University of Glasgow and Andrew Jackson, Professor in Neural Interfaces, University of Newcastle. In this exiting project, we are aiming to explore a longer term behavioural and neurological effect of selective up/ downregulation of certain brain rhythms by music appropriately timed with oscillatory brain activity, while a person is practicing neurofeedback. The successful candidate will also benefit from being part of larger neurotechnology community through CloseNIT network +

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly
in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research
2. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining
records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.
3. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of
Glasgow/ School/ Research Group, including establishing and sustaining a track record
of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed
journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and
gathering indicators of esteem.
4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges
associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research
5. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external
seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.
6. Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the
development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support
future research.
7. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across
the research group/School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and
Industrial Partners).
8. Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research
group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the
9. Take the lead in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate
and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to
ensure their effective development.
10. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School,
including Budgets/Expenditure.
11. Make a leading contribution to Teaching activities (e.g. demonstrating etc) and associated
admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.
12. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
13. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and
transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
14. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director
of Research Institute.
15. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with
the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.


Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess
the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal
development in a similar or related role(s)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the
wider subject area or subject specialism
Knowledge of EEG recording and analysis, and solid programming skills. Experience in
experimental work with humans.
Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral
experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher
Desirable: Experience with neurofeedback or other forms of Brain Computer Interface.
Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink

Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality
Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities
Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project
objectives from assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of
Experience in undertaking independent research

Interested applicants should contact Dr Aleksandra Vuckovic directly as soon as possible as the project ideally will start on 1 March 2024