Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 per annum - including London Allowance
Aug 24, 2021
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Oct 07, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £36,438 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 October 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 21 October 2021
Reference:  0821-300

(Full-Time, Fixed-Term)

Starting Salary is £36,438 per annum (including London Allowance). This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics, International Relations & Philosophy. The post is full-time and runs from November 2021/January 2022 to  31st December 2024.

The post holder will undertake research in the framework of Professor Joost van Spanje’s ERC Consolidator Grant project “New Parties on the News”, including, as part of the Team, designing and conducting experimental and non-experimental research, analysing and writing up results. The work may include the co-supervision of one of the two PhD students. 

Applicants should have their PhD in Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology, Computer Science, or related discipline examined prior to the start date.   In their career to date applicants should have experience in research design and quantitative research methods. Additional training will be provided for the successful candidate. 

 In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey 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 Joost van Spanje, on

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: 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0821-300
Closing Date:   Midnight, 7 October 2021 
Interview Date: Thursday 21 October 2021