Research assistant position at UAM

The Department of Experimental Psychology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid offers a 7-month position to work as a research assistant on a project funded by the MadrI+D Science Foundation. Depending on the performance of the selected candidate and the availability of funding, the contract may be extended after completion of the first 7 months.

The research associate will collaborate with Miguel A. Vadillo and David Luque on a series of studies using a combination of meta-analytic methods and empirical research to explore the contribution of automatic processes to different aspects of attention, learning, and memory.

The ideal candidate should have a master’s degree (or equivalent) in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a related field. Although a PhD degree is not mandatory, it will be positively considered. Good programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, R, Python), familiarity with advanced statistical methods, and previous experience in behavioural research would be a valuable asset.

Our department offers a friendly and stimulating research environment. The successful candidate will benefit from access to fully equipped laboratories with testing rooms, eyetrackers, EEG machines and other resources, including a particularly efficient participant recruitment system. He/she will also work in close collaboration with a rich network of researchers in Spain, UK, and Australia. Additional funds to attend conferences and workshops are also available.

The gross salary will be approximately €1.800/month.

The position is available from July 1st 2020 to January 31st 2021.

Applications will be collected and assessed on a first-come first-served basis until June 12th.

For informal inquiries, please contact Miguel Vadillo, or David Luque

Further details about the call and application process are available at


This contract is funded by Grant 2016-T1/SOC-1395 from Comunidad de Madrid, Convocatoria de ayudas de atracción de talento investigador para su incorporación a grupos de investigación en la Comunidad de Madrid (2016).