Research Assistant

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Psychology

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Position to work with Professor Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception on social cognition.

Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable. The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

Further details and an application form are available to download at or by contacting the Recruitment Team by email: or tel: 01784 414241.

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 November 2017 or as soon as can be arranged for a fixed term of 12 months. 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; Please submit all requested information in ONE file as surname.pdf by email at

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

Please quote the reference: 0917-355

Closing Date:  Midnight, 27 September 2017

Interview Date:  9 October 2017

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