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Senior Research Fellow (Independent)

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £45,610 - £49,503 per annum
  • REF: 1878157
  • Closes: 11th October 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a new Independent Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology (EP). The postholder will be expected to develop a new and independent line of research at the interface of work on metacognition, social cognition, and mental health, using the tools of cognitive/computational neuroscience. The postholder will work closely with the teams of Prof. Tony David (Institute of Mental Health) and Dr. Stephen Fleming (EP) and be expected to develop a novel line of research that fits within this broader vision, and to leverage clinically transformative applications of neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI and/or MEG).

They will be encouraged to publish in high quality journals, supervise MSc projects, co-supervise PhD students, participate in departmental activities, and catalyse interactions between EP and the Institute of Mental Health. Mentorship, collaboration and access to neuroimaging facilities will be provided. During the Fellowship the post holder will be supported in preparing and applying for major personal awards that will allow them to fund and consolidate their research group within Experimental Psychology.

More information on the Department of Experimental Psychology can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/experimental-psychology/

More information on the Institute of Mental Health can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mental-health/

This post is funded for 3 years, in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., computational/cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science or experimental psychology). We are seeking applicants with an outstanding scientific track record relative to their career stage, expertise in behavioural and neuroimaging methods, and a clear vision for developing a new research programme. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently and as part of a team, have experience presenting talks at conferences and symposiums, and have publications in high quality peer reviewed journals.

Further Details

A job description and full person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button below.

Further information about the scientific aspects of the position can be obtained by contacting Steve Fleming at stephen.fleming@ucl.ac.uk and Anthony David at Anthony.s.david@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Sonia Theodoric, s.theodoric@ucl.ac.uk.

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Closing Date

11 Oct 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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