Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Research Assistant in Psychiatry.

The postholder will assist in the running of a research study which includes the use of eye tracking and EEG measures to characterise children and adults with two particular monogenic forms of intellectual disability: SYNGAP1 associated intellectual disability and fragile X syndrome.

The post would be suitable for a candidate with a degree in psychology, psychiatry or a related discipline who has previous experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. The principle roles of the post holder will be to communicate with participants, organise testing sessions as well as assisting with data collection and analysis.

The environment in which the position is based offers outstanding opportunities for research and career development. The post is based within the Patrick Wild Centre (PWC), a philanthropically funded centre investigating autism and intellectual disabilities, with around 40 Principal Investigators, and the Simons Institute for the Developing Brain (SIDB).

The post is full time until 31st March 2021, with a negotiable start date from 1st December 2019.

For further information see

Prospective candidates wishing to discuss the appointment or visit should, in the first instance, contact: Dr Damien Wright (

Closing date: 26th November 2019