Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,931 to £42,456 per annum - including London Allowance Fixed Term
Sep 28, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 23, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £35,931 to £42,456 per annum - including London Allowance Fixed Term
Closing Date: Friday 23 October 2020
Interview Date: To be confirmed

(Full-Time, Fixed-Term)

Applications are invited for up to two Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor Manos Tsakiris for the  European Research Council Project “Inside the Self: from interoception to self- and social-awareness”. The project investigates the neural, physiological and cognitive mechanisms that underpin interoception and intreroceptive awareness with a particular focus on embodiment, social relations and early development. 

We are looking for up to two talented, highly-skilled and motivated young researchers with a PhD in psychology or neuroscience, and a strong background in behavioral, psychophysiological and neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) methods. The preferred start date is Autumn 2020/Winter 2021 for up to 31st August 2022. Strong abilities in data analysis and programming in cognitive neuroscience and psychophysiology are essential. Expertise in social-affective neuroscience and fMRI are highly desirable.

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, has an excellent research profile (rated 6th in the latest Research Excellence Framework) and benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. MRI, TMS, EEG, cognitive behavioural testing suites, Babylab).

The post is based in Egham, Surrey/Bedford Square, London where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Manos Tsakiris, on and more information about the project can be found here: 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Interested applicants should submit online:

  • the College’s standard online application form,
  • 1 full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees;
  • a 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest; and
  • a 1-page research statement that outlines some of your ideas on how to study interoceptive awareness.

Please submit these documents as attachments as part of your online application form.

Please quote the reference: 0920-209
Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 23 October 2020
Interview Date: TBC