Post-doctoral Research Fellow - School of Psychology

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£34907.36 - £38133.25 per annum
Jan 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 05, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within the UCD School of Psychology 

The COVID-19 outbreak has been accompanied by a wave of misinformation whose impact has been increased by isolation, and many people's subsequent reliance on social media as a source of news. This has significant implications for health behaviours and compliance with public health guidance. Building on our previous work investigating the drivers of misinformation acceptance, this project aims to establish (1) the factors affecting an individual's response to misinformation about COVID-19, and (2) the effectiveness of a range of cognitive interventions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19-related misinformation. This project is funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland and will be supervised by Associate Professor Ciara Greene at University College Dublin, and Dr. Gillian Murphy at University College Cork.

As this project is funded under a rapid-response scheme, there is an expectation that outputs will be produced quickly. The ideal candidate will therefore have previous experience managing large research projects. Please feel free to contact Ciara Greene with any queries about this role.

This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the following duties specific to this project:

  • Oversee the management of the project, including the development and testing of multiple iterations of the proposed interventions.
  • Supervise junior researchers on the project, including research assistants and students.
  • Oversee preregistration of experimental studies
  • Manage online data collection and statistical analysis
  • Prepare reports of findings and produce high-quality papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Oversee data management and storage, and ensure compliance with GDPR.

Salary: €38,631 - €42,201 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th February 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.