Lecturer in Psychology

Queen Mary University of London - Biological & Chemical Science

Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology

Queen Mary University, a member of the Russell Group and one of the largest colleges in the University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions (9th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology was founded in 2008 and comprises of 16 permanent academics. We emphasise a modern interdisciplinary approach, at the interface between behavioural (perception, cognition, communication, social life and ethology) and biological aspects of psychology (genomics, neuroscience, and evolution), including an emerging focus on biological and psychological roots of resilience and well-being.

To complement our staff, we are seeking to appoint an ambitious research-driven Psychologist, with a strong publication record as well as significant potential for funding in any area of psychology that builds on current research strengths in the department. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching on our undergraduate psychology course (teaching loads are as what would be expected in a research-led institution and reduced in the first 2 years following appointment).

Our environment offers rich opportunities for collaborative research with strong links to other Schools within the Faculty, including the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and to research centres and facilities including:

  • Centre for Psychiatry

  • Life Sciences Institute

  • Centre for the History of the Emotions

  • Centre for Mind and Society

  • Genome Centre

  • Centre for Cognitive Science

  • Centre for Digital Music in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Augmented Human Interaction (AHI) laboratory, collaboration between the Interaction, Media and Communication and the Computer Vision research groups.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science; we have been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award and we positively welcome applications from women and other members of underrepresented groups.

The post is full time and permanent. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to start as soon as possible or by early 2018. The salary will be in the range of £40,182 - £50,030 per annum and will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable.

Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Psychology Department, Dr Michael Pluess: m.pluess@qmul.ac.uk

For further information about the School, please visit: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click on the link.

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk

Applicants must submit their CV as well as a two page summary of their current research and future research plans at Queen Mary University.

The closing date for completed applications is 30th August 2017. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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