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Research Fellow

University of Aberdeen - Business School

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £33,199 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th June 2019
Closes: 21st July 2019
Job Ref: BUS106R

The Economics Department in the Business School is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Fellow who will work with colleagues in Economics and Health Psychology on the ESRC-funded project, ‘Performance Pay and Stress: An Interdisciplinary Study’.

The Research Fellow will have extensive experience in laboratory-based experiments and statistical modelling skills with familiarity in working with large secondary datasets. The Research Fellow will be central in developing the software programs to be used in the laboratory-based experiments, recruiting subjects, running the experiments and generating results from the data collected in the experiments. The Research Fellow will also be involved in the analysis of survey data from a large secondary dataset. Finally, the Research Fellow will help the research team in the dissemination of the results of the study, assisting in the writing of academic and non-academic papers and presenting results in conferences to both academic and non-academic stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in running experiments using human subjects, ideally from a social science context (e.g. in Experimental Economics, Psychology or a closely related field). The applicant should have a extensive experience in designing computer programmes used in experimental settings (e.g. z-tree or similar) and experience in running laboratory-based experiments using human subjects. The applicant should also have experience in analysing data using common statistical programmes such as Stata or SPSS. Finally, the successful applicant should have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with academic and non-specialist communities about the findings from the project.

Salary will be on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,199 per annum)

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

As this post is externally funded by the ESRC it is available until 31st December 2021.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualifications and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones, HR Adviser, ( for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 July 2019

Interviews are expected to take place in early August 2019.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact:

Professor Keith Bender

phone: +44-(0)1224 273411


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bender.

Please quote reference number BUS106R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff

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