Research Fellow, School of Psychology

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job reference: 23/111218
Date posted: 04/09/2023
Application closing date: 02/10/2023
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow.

The successful candidate will be an active member of the research project/team assisting in the planning and delivery of the research activity so that the overall research objectives of the John Templeton Foundation funded project, titled “Developing Belief: The Development and Diversity of Religious Cognition and Identity in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland” are achieved.
The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Or are about to obtain a PhD in Psychology or a relevant area such as Cognitive or Behavioural Science.
  • Recent relevant research experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of using quantitative research methodologies and techniques relevant to the research project, including ONE or more of the following:
    • Proven expertise in conducting reliable cross-cultural studies
    • Demonstrable expertise in longitudinal design and analysis with parents and children
    • Experience in designing and running experimental studies with children
    • Experience with mixed-method studies with families, including coding naturalistic conversations.
  • Proven experience of using statistical packages to analyse, interpret and present on quantitative data.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This post is fixed term until 31 May 2025. 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 successful candidate would also be a member of the Centre of Identity and Intergroup Relations.

International applicants can read about the School of Psychology’s international reach here: www.qub.ac.uk/schools/psy/OurInternationalReach/ 
This research programme is part of a broader international, cross-cultural, collaborative research network, more information can be found at developingbelief.com. The postdoctoral researcher will be directly joining the Kids in Context Lab at Queen’s University Belfast (led by Jocelyn Dautel; Twitter @DautelJocelyn) and collaborating with the Helping Kids! Lab at University College Dublin (led by Laura Taylor; Twitter @laurataylorPHD).

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Gulseli Baysu at g.baysu@qub.ac.uk   

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