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Company: Royal Holloway, University of London

Department: Department of Psychology

Salary: £28,185 to £33,210 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1366 8024932

Fax: +44-1557 5048461

E-mail: N\A


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Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in the Department of Psychology, to work with Dr. Ryan McKay, Mr. Ben Tappin and Dr. Charles Efferson on a project entitled “Public Understanding of Science in a Post-Truth World”.

The project consists of two broad studies employing theory and methods from cognitive neuropsychiatry, social and evolutionary psychology, cultural evolution and experimental economics. The overarching aim is to illuminate how destructive “misbeliefs” about empirical reality persist and proliferate in the face of contrary scientific evidence. These studies have been designed in general terms. The role of the Research Associate is to finalise the protocol with the Co-PIs (above) and to assist with implementing the studies approved in the grant application. This will entail preparing materials, programming experimental treatments, and recruiting and testing participants. The Research Associate may also contribute to data analysis, write-up, and further research design. There may be publication opportunities as part of this project for the Research Associate.

It is essential that: candidates have postgraduate training in a relevant field (e.g., MSc or PhD in economics or psychology), with a focus on belief formation or a related field; sophisticated statistical skills; and experience of running human subjects in psychology studies.

It is preferred that: candidates have experience with programming and running experimental economics studies, as well as online studies using Qualtrics software.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post, available from October 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of 18 months. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, within commuting distance from London and Oxford.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Ryan McKay on [email protected] or +44 (0)1784 414993

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: [email protected] .

The College cannot apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post. Candidates applying for this position need to have their own permission to work in the UK based on UK Visa and Immigration requirements.

Please quote the reference: 0917-350.

Closing Date: Midnight, 18th September 2017.

Interview Date: Monday 2nd October 2017.

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