ECR Independent Research Fellow - Cognition and Perception

Nottingham Trent University - School of Psychology

Post Ref No: H1104

College of Business Law & Social Sciences

Additional information: Fixed Term

Campus: City

NTU is pleased to present two exciting opportunities for early career researchers (ECRs) in the Department of Psychology, in the School of Social Sciences, an area of major and increasing strength to the University. This initiative is part of a broader investment in research and research infrastructure at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as part of its strategic vision ‘Creating the University of the Future’ (

Two opportunities are offered for a 5-year Research Fellow contract, to be followed by transfer to a permanent lectureship following successful completion of the fellowship. These Fellowship opportunities are part of a package of significant investment in the School of Social Sciences, demonstrating the University’s commitment to and confidence in the School’s continued success in research and teaching.

We are keen to attract an outstanding early career psychologist to work alongside researchers in the Cognition and Perception research group. Psychology returned over 20 staff to REF2014 where 60% of our outputs and 100% of our research impact were judged as internationally excellent (3*) or above. In addition 73% of the Department’s research impact was classed as world leading (4*).

Research in Cognition and Perception is focused in five main areas:

- Memory

- Attention and perception

- Social cognition

- Mathematical and statistical modelling

- Language and psycholinguistics

Researchers in the group also carry out applied research with a particular focus on the following themes:

- Interactive technologies

- Healthy ageing

- Safety and security

- Transport

We are looking for outstanding researchers who provide synergy with our existing research areas and research themes. This would include developing strengthening existing projects, developing new collaborations and enhancing our REF 2020/1, Our aim is to provide the most promising early career academics with a structured route to developing an independent research career leading to a permanent academic position.

We welcome applications from exceptional UK-based or international candidates with a track record of high impact research, an accelerating research trajectory, and a commitment to the academic endeavour of the University.  

This is one of two fellowship posts that we are recruiting. Please see our vacancies portal for further information.

Closing date: 13 December 2016.

Interviews:  5 or 6 January 2017

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Mick Gregson, Head of Psychology ( or Professor Thom Baguley ( For specific enquiries in relation to this post, please contact Professor David Crundall ( and Professor Thom Baguley (

Applicants should submit a CV and a detailed 5-year research plan, aligned with research in cognition and perception (including plans for securing external funding) with their online application.

Please note that there is a 1MB limit for documents uploaded to the online application system. Documents larger than 1MB may be emailed to and Professor Thom Baguley

Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications. For further information on this please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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