This European Research Council (ERC) and National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) funded, part time (0.65FTE) post is available from 01 November 2020 on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2024 in the first instance to support the work of Professor Lauren Brent.
You will contribute to the execution of two research projects : the ERC-funded FriendOrigins project on the evolution of social bonds and the NIMH-funded project on the Neurogenomics of Vulnerability and Resilience to Mental Health Syndromes in Response to Extreme Life Events.
Funding is from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 864461) and from the National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH118203-01A1).
The aims of this post are to support research testing the social and ecological forces that shape variation in social bonds across species, and examining social resilience to major climatic events.
The post will include building and managing two databases to store previously collected primate behavioural data, one including data from multiple macaque species, the other including data from Prof.
Brent’s long-term rhesus macaque field site, coordinating international field-work undertaken by other members of the research team, helping to organise an international workshop of behavioural ecologists, creation of a website for the FriendOrigins project, and supporting empirical research led by the PI, postdocs and graduate student members of the research team.
The successful applicant will be able to work in an active and dynamic research group, have strong communication skills, and be able to prepare progress reports for funders.
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