Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Psychology

The University of Kent’s School of Psychology is seeking to hire a Research Associate with expertise in conducting Experimental Psychology research, including using eye-tracking and EEG methodologies. The job will involve completing a series of studies for the Leverhulme Trust grant, “Learning from fiction: a philosophical and psychological study”, under the direction of psychologist Dr Ferguson, and in collaboration with philosophers Professor Greg Currie (University of York, PI) and Dr Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London).

The successful candidate will be required to assist with study design, preparing experimental materials, conducting the proposed research, statistical analysis, and writing up the results for publication in academic journals.

As Research Associate you will:

  • develop and conduct research as indicated in the grant proposal
  • write up research work for publication and disseminate the project’s findings at relevant national and international conferences
  • actively contribute to the research culture of the School of Psychology

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a doctorate, or equivalent qualification or experience in psychology or an allied subject. (or submitted thesis prior to the interview date)
  • experience of programming, conducting and analyzing research using eye-tracking and/or EEG methods
  • an excellent record of publications in quality peer reviewed journals, commensurate with stage of career

The School of Psychology at the University of Kent is consistently rated in the top 20 of UK course providers. Based upon factors such as entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects, Psychology at Kent ranked 9th in the 2018 Complete University Guide, 14th in the 2018 Guardian University Guide, and 10th in the 2018 Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide.

The School overlooks Canterbury with a view of the Cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have a positive impact.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 09 Apr 2018

Closing date for applications: 15 May 2018

Interviews are to be held: w/c 28 May 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS1355

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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