Research Fellow (104483-0921) x 2 . Job Reference: 1879199

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 5, 2021

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Research Only

Department

Psychology

Salary

£31,406 - £40,927 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry.

Vacancy Overview

2 x Full time position, fixed term for up to 2 years( with possibility of extension for an additional year)

The University of Warwick is seeking to appoint two full-time, postdoctoral researchers based at the Department of Psychology, as part of an ERC-funded research awarded to Professor Gordon Brown. The posts are available to start as soon as possible on or after 1st October 2021.

Project: The positions are part of a project ‘ADG-RRTJDM' funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 788826). The project concerns people's preferences, values and choices and the relation of these to social influence, markets, and phenomena such as income inequality, political polarization and nationalism. The overall aim is to develop a new and integrative model which reconceptualises the relation between preferences, choices, attitudes, and expressed opinions, and to explore the implications for wider society.

Possible activities for appointees include but are not limited to, for example (a) agent-based social network modelling, (b) analyses of large datasets to examine how people's preferences are influenced by the social and economic characteristics of the societies they live in, and (c) laboratory-based experiments using methodology from psychology and behavioural economics to examine, e.g., how people learn their preferences over time.

Requirements: We seek two highly motivated individuals with strong interests in quantitative, theoretical or experimental research in cognitive, social, economic, or political science. Strong candidates are likely to have expertise in at least some of cognitive modelling, judgement and decision-making research, political psychology, econometrics, computer programming, and experimental design. An interdisciplinary perspective is essential. We are open to applicants from any relevant quantitative background. Applicants should have, or be near to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., economics, behavioural economics, psychology; evolutionary biology; computer science; political science).

Further details about the Department can be found at: https:// www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych. If you have any questions related to this PhD project or would like more details, please contact Gordon Brown at g.d.a.brown@warwick.ac.uk. For more information on research and publications, visit: go.warwick.ac.uk/gdabrown/

To apply, include a short personal statement detailing your research interests (2 pages maximum) and a CV.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£31,406 pa).

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

Possible activities for the researchers include but are not limited to, for example (a) agent-based social network modelling, (b) analyses of large datasets to examine how people's preferences are influenced by the social and economic characteristics of the societies they live in, and (c) laboratory- based experiments using methodology from psychology and behavioural economics to examine, e.g., how people learn their preferences over time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. To contribute to both theoretical and empirical aspects of the project

2. To collaborate with other postdoctoral and postgraduate appointees

3. To ensure data are managed and archived in compliance with relevant requirements.

4. To help disseminate findings and knowledge across multiple domains, i.e.: assisting with and leading submissions to academic journals and conferences.

5. To attend project team meetings and relevant departmental activities (e.g. lab group meetings, seminars).

6. To complete all relevant training and learning modules as required.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Completed PhD (or nearly completed) PhD in a cognate field (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Knowledge or use of appropriate methods (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Effective communication and collaborative (oral and written) skills (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to initiate, plan, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Demonstrated ability or potential to publish excellent work on topics relevant to the project (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

We are committed to supporting all staff in reaching their potential and we welcome applications from candidates from diverse and underrepresented groups. Warwick Psychology holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for gender equality advancement, while Warwick University holds a Silver Award. These awards and the Departmental policy on equality, diversity and inclusion represent our commitment to our diverse student population and to the advancement of all our staff.

We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. The Department offers flexible working arrangements and a commitment to schedule department events within “core hours only”. Warwick Psychology is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in culturally diverse work and educational environments.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

Right to work in the UK

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date

5 Oct 2021

Similar Jobs

University of Lancaster

United Kingdom Aug 25, 2021

Add to favorites Read more...

Lecturer in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Lancaster University has a vacancy for a full- time permanent Lectureship in the area of Social Psychology. Processes research group specialises in the psychology of pro-social and anti- We seek...

University of Warwick

United Kingdom 2 days ago

Add to favorites Read more...

Research Fellow (104522-0921) . Job Reference: 1879400

University of Warwick, Coventry The project focuses on developing the foundations of tropical geometry, and in Mathematics, University of Warwick) by email to MathematicsPA@warwick.ac.uk Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497. to...

University of Brighton

United Kingdom 5 days ago

Add to favorites Read more...

Lecturer in Social Science Research Methods (0.5 full-time equivalent)

Lecturer in Social Science Research Methods (0.5 full-time equivalent) School of Applied Social Science Location: Brighton - Falmer teaching social science research methods. teach across our social science programmes. date, sound knowledge of the interface...

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark 5 days ago

Add to favorites Read more...

PhD fellowship as part of the research project “Endocrine Economies: The Cultural Politics of Hormones”

PhD fellowship as part of the research project “Endocrine Economies: The PhD fellowship as part of the research project “Endocrine Economies: The Cultural Politics of Hormones” funded by the Velux Foundations Core Group The Department...