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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Science - Department of Psychology

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866 to £40,322 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: UOS030453


We are seeking a Research Associate to join a multidisciplinary team working on a project called “Many Happy Returns - Enabling reusable packaging systems”, which is funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) programme Enabling Research on Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP). You can read more about the project here This position will provide specialist research support to Work Package 3 (WP3).

The Department of Psychology at The University of Sheffield is among the largest in the UK and has a vibrant research and study environment. We are recognised as being one of the best places in the world to study psychology (Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings 2021). At undergraduate level, we offer a Single Honours BSc in Psychology. At postgraduate level, we offer a range of MSc courses (including Psychological Research with Advanced Statistics and with Data Science, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, Human Neuroimaging and Cognitive Neuroscience and Systems Neuroscience), applied clinical training courses and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. We have over 150 students registered for higher degrees by research, and over 200 postgraduate taught students. Our NSS ratings have improved substantially over the past three years, maintaining this improvement is a key aim of the team.

Further details of the Department can be found at

We are one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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