Job: Senior Research Lab Developer for VR developmental neuroimaging at Birkbeck, U of London

Permanent Senior Research Laboratory Developer
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development,
Birkbeck, University of London
Location: London
Salary: £44,515 to £53,854
Hours: Full Time + Permanent

Application deadline: 23rd May 2019

The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) is building a unique research facility within the new Wohl/Wolfson ToddlerLab. The Wellcome-funded Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) will enable developmental changes in children’s brains, behaviours, and cognition to be studied in naturally contingent audiovisual virtual environments. The facility will incorporate cutting-edge wearable monitoring systems including psychophysiology, eye tracking, brain activity monitoring systems (EEG, fNIRS) and motion-capture synchronised to the VR environment.

You will be responsible for the effective development, management and operation of purpose built multi-method real and virtual (CAVE) developmental laboratory facilities within the CBCD (; providing a high quality technical service that proactively supports and contributes to research excellence; undertaking research for pilot projects leading to grant applications and project work leading to publications. You will be responsible for developing 3D content for the CAVE and coordinating different remote sensing technologies monitoring toddler behaviours and brain activity within the CAVE environment. You will work collaboratively as part of the research team to provide training support and cover across CBCD for research laboratory facilities for academics students and other service users.

Birkbeck’s CBCD incorporates a group of researchers studying brain and psychological development in typically and atypically developing babies toddlers and children using behavioural testing motion capture eye-tracking and brain imaging methods (eg. EEG fNIRS). The Centre currently involves some sixty people formed of several internationally recognised teams interacting in a friendly working environment.


Grade 8 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £44515 rising incrementally to £53854 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College’s London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please contact Dr Tim Smith (

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary & pension scheme 31 days paid leave flexible working arrangements & some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector all while being located right in the heart of Central London with access to all its facilities.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce holding an Athena SWAN award membership of WISE operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

Interview date: 18 June 2019


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