Research Fellow, Department of Psychology

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
26 Aug 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location:  Egham
Salary: £36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance 
Part Time, Fixed Term, 0.5 FTE
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0721-262-R

Part-Time (0.5 FTE), Fixed-Term

This is a part-time, fixed-term contract from November 2021 or, as soon as possible afterwards, until August 2024. 

Applications are invited for the post of part time (0.5 FTE) Research Fellow in the Department of psychology to work on the project The Formation of Children’s Values in School. The Research Fellow will join the team on September 1st, 2021, a year after the project has started, and the post is for 3 years. The project takes place in Switzerland and the UK, and examines values in children of primary school, using a longitudinal study in Switzerland complemented by a comparison (non-longitudinal) study in the UK. The Research Fellow will be in charge of the longitudinal statistical analyses, including guiding and teaching the PhD students on the project in Switzerland and communicating with them in German as needed.

Funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation enables us to offer this position as part of an international team from Royal Holloway University of London, Westminster University, and the University of Basel. The post holder will be working with Prof. Anat Bardi from Royal Holloway University of London, Dr. Anna Doering from Westminster University, and Prof. Elena Makarova from the University of Basel. In addition, the post holder will work closely with two PhD students from the University of Basel.

You will have a PhD in psychology, have deep knowledge of personal values, be able to conduct longitudinal statistical analyses in R, and be able to guide the PhD students on the team in German on how to conduct these analyses and interpret them. You will also have published in peer-reviewed journals, communicate effectively, and work very well as part of a team.

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. 

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: 0721-262-R
Closing Date: Midnight, Thursday 30 September 2021. 
Interview Date: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, interviews will be conducted online in the second part of October 2021. 

We envision shortlisting at the beginning of October. We may give applicants a task to prepare before the interview.

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