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Post-Doctoral Researcher: Interoception, Self & Social Awareness

Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Psychology

Location: London
Salary: £35,931 to £42,456
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2020
Closes: 26th October 2020
Job Ref: 0920-209

Salary in the range of £35,931 to £42,456 per annum inclusive of London Allowance 1*

*This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor  Manos Tsakiris as part of the  European Research Council Project “Inside the Self: from interoception to self- and social-awareness”. The project will investigate the neural, physiological and cognitive mechanisms that underpin interoception and intreroceptive awareness with a particular focus on embodiment, social relations and/or the development of our sense of self.

We are looking for talented, highly-skilled and motivated researchers with a PhD in psychology or neuroscience, a strong background in behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) methods. Strong abilities in data analysis and programming in cognitive neuroscience and psychophysiology are essential. Expertise in social-affective neuroscience and fMRI are highly desirable. 

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 post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The preferred start date is Autumn 2020 or as soon as can be arranged for up to 31st August 2022. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Manos Tsakiris at and more information about the project can be found here: .

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Interested applicants should submit online:

  • the College’s standard online application form,
  • 1 full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees;
  • a 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest; and
  • a 1-page research statement that outlines some of your ideas on how to study interoceptive awareness.

Please submit these documents as attachments as part of your online application form.

Please quote the reference: 0920-209

Closing Date:  Midnight, Monday 26 October 2020  

Interview Date: TBC 

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.

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