Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Egham, United Kingdom
£36,438 starting salary per annum - including London Allowance
20 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Egham
Salary: £36,438 starting salary per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 13 September 2022
Reference: 0722-302

Full-Time, Fixed-Term until July 2024

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 until 31 July 2024. The starting date is negotiable, as long as it is no later than 1 February 2023.

The postholder 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 a team of ten colleagues, designing and conducting experimental and non-experimental research, analysing and writing up results. The work may include the co-supervision of a PhD student.

Applicants should have their PhD in Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology, or Computer Science examined prior to the start date. In their career to date applicants should have experience in research design and quantitative research methods. Additional training may 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 the ERC Consolidator Grant project, see 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: 0722-302

Closing Date: 23:59, 13 September 2022 

Interview Date: 27 September 2022