Post-Doctoral Researcher

Royal Holloway, University of London - Psychology

Applications are invited for up to THREE Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor  Manos Tsakiris as part of the  European Research Council Project “Inside the Self: from interoception to self- and social-awareness”, dependent on funding being confirmed by ERC. The project will investigate the neural, physiological and cognitive mechanisms that underpin interoception and intreroceptive awareness with a particular focus on embodiment, social relations and early development.

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience, a strong background in behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) methods, and strong abilities in data analysis and computational methods in cognitive neurosciences and psychophysiology. Expertise in social neuroscience and/or developmental psychology research is highly desirable.

Further details and an application form are available to download at or by contacting the Recruitment Team by email:

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, close to Central London, has an excellent research profile (rated 6th in the latest Research Excellence Framework) and benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. MRI, TMS, EEG, cognitive behavioural testing suites, Babylab).

The preferred start date is September 2017 or as soon as can be arranged for a fixed term of 12 months with the potential for a renewal of the contract beyond that period. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Manos Tsakiris at and more information about the research at the LAB can be found here:

Interested applicants should submit: (i) the College’s standard application form, (ii) a full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees; (iii) a 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest; and (iv) a 1-page research statement that outlines some ideas on the development of novel experimental paradigms to measure or manipulate interoceptive awareness. Please submit all requested information in one file as surname.pdf by email at

Please quote the reference: 0617-224-R

Closing Date:  Midnight, 3rd October 2017

Interview Date: 16th October 2017

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