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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - Psychology

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 27th September 2018
Job Ref: P63980

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Psychology

The above full time post is available the 1st of January 2019 until 31st of December 2021 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Psychology to participate in “Citizen  Forensics”, a 3-year  programme of  interdisciplinary research  that will develop a socio-technical system for Citizen Forensics that will reframe the collaboration between citizens and the police. This EPSRC funded post is available from 1/1/2019. The successful applicant will draw on insights from the social psychology of prosocial and anti-social behaviour, surveillance and inter/intragroup relations to help create a socio-technical system for Citizen Forensics. The post will include working in a multi-disciplinary team including computer scientists, software engineers, psychologists and political scientists.

About you

As the successful applicant, you will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.

  • You will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in social psychology.
  • You will be a nationally recognised authority in social psychology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies
  • You will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
  • You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in scientific computing and programming (e.g. Python) and have worked with key stakeholders (police, city councils, community groups etc.) in the past.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P63980 in any correspondence.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

For further information please contact Prof Mark Levine, e-mail or telephone (01392) 726448.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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