Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Psychological Sciences

Surrey, United Kingdom
£43,413 to £51,805 per annum
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Psychological Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £43,413 to £51,805 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 August 2022
Reference: 037522-R

This post is for 15 months, with a potential extension pending funding, and aims to allow a postdoc with advanced experience in Bayesian optimization, transfer optimization, and multi-objective optimization to implement her/his knowledge in human-based research. The researcher will work together with the Head of School of Psychology, Prof. Cohen Kadosh, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Distinguished Chair, Professor in Computational Intelligence, and Prof Mark Cropley, Prof of Health Psychology in a project that aims to personalise a brain-based intervention to target rumination. You will be responsible for the development and optimisation of machine learning algorithms, carrying out data simulations, helping to deliver the project, and you will be working with a multisciplinary team. 

The University of Surrey

The post-holder will be based in the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey. The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefitting from excellent rail and road connections. We are an ambitious, research-led organization, committed to research excellence and to the application of our research for the benefit of society. The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, and has established recently the people-centred AI institute that fits with the work in this fellowship. The School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. The School of Psychology has a long-standing reputation for its vibrant and supportive research and teaching environment. The School has a strong track record of innovation in Psychology, from the discovery of the McGurk effect, to changing educational approaches to national identity, and the ongoing development of mobile neuro-assessment. The School currently houses 500+ UG students, 100+ Masters and 150+ taught Doctorate and PhD students and more than 70 staff. In addition to your salary, you will receive pension contributions via the Universities Superannuation Scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement, an attractive research environment, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities.

You are welcome to contact Prof Roi Cohen Kadosh ( and/or Prof Yaochu Jin ( if you would like further information or to discuss the post.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Further details: Job Description

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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