An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate based at the Centre for Psychedelic Research, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.
This job opportunity involves the implementation of research into the effects of psychedelic drugs on brain activity using neuroimaging tools in healthy human participants.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be expected to lead a research project, carry out data collection, analysis and report on the findings, through publications in peer-reviewed journals and the media. You will also be expected to actively contribute to the work carried out by the Centre for Psychedelic Research and collaborate with others within the team and externally.
You will have to liaise with the relevant departments to set up all relevant contracts and agreements. You will also be responsible for monitoring and documenting progress in attainment of milestones and objectives, ensuring that progress reports are submitted on time, highlighting any problems or potential problems.
Other duties include identifying barriers to the project and analyse, troubleshoot and problem solve in real time to ensure the project continues to meet deliverables.
You must have a PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology or be in the final stages of completion.
Extensive knowledge of neuroscience and the brain action of psychedelic drugs is required for this job, as well as extensive knowledge and a key interest in the experiential components associated with acute psychedelia. You should also have extensive knowledge of psychology, including psychological well-being and psychological insight.
You must have experience in designing and carrying out research involving long-acting psychedelics in human participants, which includes the ability to collect and analyse data acquired through multiOrganizational neuroimaging and psychometric testing.
Finally, experience dealing with research participants in studies with psychedelic drugs is key in order to manage research participants.