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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Essex - Department of Psychology

Location: Colchester
Salary: £37,099 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: REQ08122
 

Department
We are seeking to appoint two fixed-term postdoctoral Research Fellows, to conduct research within the Essex ESNEFT Psychological Research Unit for Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing (EEPRU) located within the Department of Psychology. We are looking for ambitious, collaborative individuals who will enhance our international reputation and further our mission to enhance understanding of psychological processes that impact upon the development, prevention, early detection, management and progression of illness and promotion of health and wellbeing.

We are a large and vibrant Psychology Department guided by our university’s founding principles of breaking new ground, of challenging existing expectations, and of making a meaningful difference in the world. To achieve these goals, we organise our research and our teaching under the broader theme of ‘Understanding Our Place In The World’. We approach our work within this novel framework across three areas of concentration: Thinking about the worldInteracting with the world, and Experiencing the world. This allows our staff to pursue their intellectual ambitions and to achieve research excellence, all while fostering an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach that utilises multiple methodologies.

We occupy purpose-built facilities including state-of-the-art EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, psycho-physiology and computerised testing labs. Researchers also have access to the Centre for Brain Science, which includes TMS, tDCS, fNIRS, virtual reality, pain and human sexuality testing facilities. We are internationally known for excellence in research, having been ranked in the top 20 in the UK for research power in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award (2020) for our work on promoting gender equality.

Duties of the Role
To deliver the research objectives of EEPRU for Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing. Functioning independently, you will help design, organize and conduct a series of experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and, in some cases, designing new protocols under the direction of Professor Sheina Orbell and Associated Academic Staff.

Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level degree in psychology or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of PhD. You will be able to demonstrate research skills commensurate with your career position in relation to design, protocol development, ethics, setting up and conducting experiments, management of recruitment and data collection, testing, statistical analysis and reporting via internationally excellent publications. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively as a part of a team are essential. You will also need to engage in outreach and impact activities to support the Department’s vision in producing research that is relevant to society.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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