Research Fellow in Applied Cognitive Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Cranfield University
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,337 to £41,406
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Research Fellow in Applied Cognitive Psychology (Maternity Cover)


Cranfield University


Cranfield Defence and Security

Based at

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months (Maternity Cover)


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum

Posted Date


Apply by



  • Job Description and Person Specification.pdf (PDF, 160.36kb)
  • Role Description

    About the Role

    The Applied Psychology Group comprises a small team of academics who deliver research, consultation and scholarship-led postgraduate teaching on the psychological mechanisms (including cognitive processes) underpinning human behaviour across different contexts. You will collaborate on applied cognitive research in areas of interest to defence and industry within research programmes funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, through various contractual mechanisms.

    About You

    You will have a PhD in an appropriate field such as Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Applied Psychology/Occupational Psychology. You will have British Psychological Society (BPS) membership. Experience in human factors, with a bias towards cognitive psychology, and experience in experimental design and statistical methods and their application is essential. You will have knowledge of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and the ability to design, implement and report on quantitative and mixed methods research.

    About Us

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

    Our Values and Commitments

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

    We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

    Working Arrangements

    Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Marie Cahillane, Head of Applied Psychology Group, at [email protected].

    Interviews will be held 9 July 2024.

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news