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Applications Open for two funded PhD Studentships with the Centre for Social Issues Research

University of Limerick - The Centre for Social Issues Research (CSI-R) - Department of Psychology

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Limerick - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: €18,500 or £15,753.75 (converted salary*) - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 1st February 2022
 

The Centre for Social Issues Research (CSI-R) at the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick are seeking to recruit two PhD students to work as part of a team on the Social Identity Model of Trauma and Identity Change (SIMTIC) project.

This is a prestigious ERC funded project that will allow the successful candidate to and access world-class academic supervision. As such, it is an opportunity to become part of a highly motivated and expert team. This is an open competition. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of excellent academic profile in their Bachelors or Masters programme. Start dates are flexible; it is anticipated that the start date will be between the April 1st – Sept 1st, but no later than the Autumn semester of 2022.

The overarching SIMTIC project aims to demonstrate that the physiological, clinical, and socio-political consequences of stress and trauma result from changes in the nature, extent, and quality of our social identities. Two projects are currently available. Please see website for full project details: growth-ul.wixsite.com/psychology/open-positions, also at: www.ul.ie/psychology/news-centre/news/applications-funded-phd-studentships-csi-r-now-open.

Application procedure:

Applicants for both scholarships will be shortlisted on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • Academic performance in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses
  • High levels of achievement in research design and methods
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • A keen interest and aptitude for social psychology

Please demonstrate evidence, or experience, of these criteria in your cover letter and CV. Please specify in your cover letter which project you are applying for, if you want to be considered for both positions, please only submit one application and specify this in your application. A postgraduate qualification is desirable, but not essential.

These are funded positions. The studentship covers the costs of all fees for students with European Union (EU) citizenship (€4,882 per annum for full time study) and will include a stipend of a total €18,500 each year for 4 years subject to satisfactory progression (Total value of studentship: €94,000).

Applications should be made via email to psychology@ul.ie (with ‘SIMTIC PhD application’ the subject line of the email). Informal inquiries to orla.muldoon@ul.ie

Applicants should include the following:

  • A CV: within this, applicants should clearly demonstrate how they meet the selection criteria.
  • A supporting statement of no more than 1 A4 pages (font size 12) outlining how their academic and professional experience are relevant to this programme of work (with reference to the selection criteria).
  • Contact details of two academic referees (or one academic and one professional referee).

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 1st February 2022.

Interviews will take place during the week of the 14th of February 2022.

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