Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £28762 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Associate (P83700)
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours
or job-sharing arrangements.
This role may be subject to additional background screening.
This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until
Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be
moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three
Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, (to include the Medical
School), Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Summary of the role
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the
work of Prof Mark Wilson. This post is available immediately for a period of
three years and will involve managing and conducting experimental
psychological research into the effects of pressure and anxiety on
performance. The successful applicant will work within our psychology team in
Sport and Health Sciences and will mentor postgraduate and undergraduate
As well as developing your own research ideas, the post will involve
supporting the team in ongoing projects (e.g., with military and clinical
groups), and will also have some limited teaching allocation.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research
progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and
electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess
an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able
to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods
and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will
have experience of managing research projects involving psychological
manipulations and interventions with human participants. They will be able to
measure psycho-physiological responses that may include brain imaging, eye
movements, cardiovascular responses, etc. As much of our research is now
conducted in virtual reality, relevant programming skills would be desirable,
as would advanced data modelling experience.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to
work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching
goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our
academics providing specialist support for external engagement and
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to
achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around
maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay),
Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and
our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell
Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage
proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance
the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our
students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are
transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful
part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a
few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and
valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse
voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks
for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
Please contact Mark Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our
commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the
representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you
more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme
to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of
colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.