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Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast

Location: Belfast
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: 21/109357

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics 

Duration: 33-month FTC

Hours: Fulltime

Salary scale: £34,304 to £40,927 

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow. This post has been created as part of the Explaining Atheism project, based at the Institute for Cognition and Culture, within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This Project is led by Drs Jonathan Lanman (QUB), Lois Lee (Kent), and Aiyana Willard (Brunel) and aims to investigate the causal origins of individual and societal non-belief. The project will involve research by the core team, which the successful applicant will join, as well as the funding of and collaboration with approximately two-dozen additional research teams across numerous national contexts. 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be involved in the design and implementation of the cross-cultural survey, in collaboration with the Project Leaders, PhD students, and outside collaborators. This position involves both data collection and data analysis and requires extensive data analysis skills, particularity in the areas of structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrable background in some combination of social, experimental, cognitive, and cross-cultural psychology along with experience managing cross-cultural research. 

Your CV/Cover letter must demonstrate you:

  • Have or are about to obtain a PhD in in Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Cognitive Anthropology, or a related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of three years relevant research experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience in designing and conducting online surveys, psychology experiments and/or other quantitative research with humans.
  • Have demonstrable experience of using statistical packages to analyse, interpret and present on quantitative data. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Conor O’Neill, at c.oneill@qub.ac.uk 

This is a 33-month FTC with an expected start date of 24 January, 2022.  

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding. 

Key Dates 

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021 

Anticipated interview date: Week commencing 13th December 2021 

Further information 

Please click Apply or visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs for further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and our attractive reward package. 

D&I Statement 

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also, protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. 

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi 

For further information and details on the University’s Staff Networks please visit:  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ 

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