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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade (F), depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th January 2019
Closes: 6th February 2019
Job Ref: R64527

The above part-time post (50% FTE) is available from 1 March 2019 until 30 November 2019 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in an EU-funded interdisciplinary research project “Community Archaeology in Rural Environments – Meeting Societal Challenges”. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work with Dr. Anna Rabinovich on the Social Psychology stream of this large project. The main purpose of the stream is to explore psychological outcomes of the “community test pit” archaeological excavation approach that actively involves local stakeholders in the excavation process and data interpretation. We aim to conduct a field experimental study in the Netherlands with communities taking part in the excavations, in order to understand psychological processes behind this community-based approach to archaeology.

This EU-funded post is available on a part-time basis (50% FTE) for 9 months from 1 March until 30 November 2019.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out a range of tasks including:

All tasks associated with the successful delivery of the specified stream of the research project

Reviewing relevant literature and identifying psychological processes that could explain the observed effects of the community approach to archaeological excavations, as well as possible additional psychological outcomes of the above

Designing a field study to experimentally test the effects of the “community test pit” approach

Identifying relevant measures and developing research materials

Preparing applications for ethics approval

Recruiting research participants and data collection in the field (during a community archaeology project in the Netherlands)

Creating / maintaining databases and data entry

Conducting data analysis (including Path analysis/ SEM)

Writing research-related reports, contributing to writing up publications

Effectively liaising with multi-disciplinary project partners in the UK and internationally

About you

The successful applicant 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.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in Social Psychology or a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Social Psychology and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will have excellent research and academic writing skills, statistical analysis skills, and excellent interpersonal skills (please refer to the job description for a more detailed description of expected skills and experience).

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information please contact Dr Anna Rabinovich, e-mail or telephone (01392) 725527.

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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