Post-doctoral Researcher Psychology and Aesthetics

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 to £43,061 per annum - including London Allowance
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location: Egham
Salary: £36,438 to £43,061 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 18 July 2022
Reference: 0622-286

Full-Time, Fixed-Term

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor Bahador Bahrami and Professor Manos Tsakiris as part of the project ‘Aesthetic cognitivism for groups: collective ways of looking and sense-making’  funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. The project investigates if and how our interactions with other people in the context of art perception influences our aesthetic experiences and whether such effects can shape the viewers’ gaze in how they evaluate art.

We are looking for talented, highly-skilled and motivated researchers with a PhD in psychology or neuroscience, with a strong background in programming in Python, expertise in eye-tracking and image processing, Interest or experience in interactive real time video production and data analysis. As much of the project will take place in art galleries and museums the successful applicant should have an interest or experience in conducting research in such settings.

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, close to Central London, has an excellent research profile (rated joint 3th 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 where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The preferred start date is September 2022 or as soon as can be arranged for 16 months full time with a possible extension of six moments. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Bahador Bahrami  at

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:

The link to our lab is

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

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

Please quote the reference: 0622-286

Closing Date: 23:59 pm, 18 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC

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