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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 Grade UE07, per annum, pro rota part time
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: 9213

Contract Type - Fixed Term - 2 years (From April 2024)

Part Time - 28 Hours Per Week

Post - 1

The Psychology Department in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate on a part time (0.8 FTE/28 hours), fixed term basis for 2 years. This post is expected to commence in April 2024. 

The Opportunity: 

The PDRA will work with Principle Investigator Dr Matti Wilks on a UKRI multi-population project examining factors that shape the moral consideration we grant to others. Research will be conducted with children, adults, and specialist populations. 

We are open to considering requests for hybrid working that combines a mix of regular on-campus working and remote working within the UK for the successful candidate. 

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology or related discipline (pending assumed complete can be considered).
  • Familiarity with and interest in research in moral psychology. 
  • Experience with, or capacity to, work with children and specialist populations for data collection.
  • Ability to maintain and manage relationships with academic and non-academic stakeholders.
  • Strong data management, analysis, and visualisation skills. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

This job requires:

  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Registration 
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