Research Fellow, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
08 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 06/12/2021
Salary £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow, this post has been created as part of the Explaining Atheism project, based at the Institute for Cognition and Culture, within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This Project is led by Drs Jonathan Lanman (QUB), Lois Lee (Kent), and Aiyana Willard (Brunel) and aims to investigate the causal origins of individual and societal non-belief. The project will involve research by the core team, which the successful applicant will join, as well as the funding of and collaboration with approximately two-dozen additional research teams across numerous national contexts.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be involved in the design and implementation of the cross-cultural survey, in collaboration with the Project Leaders, PhD students, and outside collaborators. This position involves both data collection and data analysis and requires extensive data analysis skills, particularity in the areas of structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrable background in some combination of social, experimental, cognitive, and cross-cultural psychology along with experience managing cross-cultural research.

Your CV/Cover letter must demonstrate you:

  • Have or are about to obtain a PhD in in Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Cognitive Anthropology, or a related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of three years relevant research experience.
  • Have demonstrable experience in designing and conducting online surveys, psychology experiments and/or other quantitative research with humans.
  • Have demonstrable experience of using statistical packages to analyse, interpret and present on quantitative data.  

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 33 months.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also, protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

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Informal enquiries, please contact Conor O’Neill, at c.oneill@qub.ac.uk 

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