Research Fellow, Psychology (PSY039R)

Applications are invited for a full time Research Fellow position at the University of Aberdeen, UK, to work with Professor Jie Sui on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust investigating the pattern of neural oscillations supporting self-related processing from perception to decision making.

School/Section: Psychology
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797
Ref No: PSY039R
Closing Date: 07-JUL-2021


Job Description

We wish to recruit a skilled and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join a team funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the pattern of neural synchrony supporting self-related processing from perception to decision making.

The project will provide an excellent opportunity for trainees to work within the unique strengths of our productive interdisciplinary environment (experimental psychology, neuroscience, computational science).

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing programmes and experimental materials, recruiting and testing participants, collecting and analysing behavioural and EEG/ERP data, preparing manuscripts, and assisting with the communication and dissemination of the research findings to both academic and non-academic audiences.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge/application of social-cognitive theoretical models and ability to combine computational modelling with EEG/ERP methods. Numerical proficiency and statistical skills, and knowledge of self literature are essential.

Experience in EEG/ERP design, data collection and data analyses is highly desirable. The research will use Python/Matlab and R: experience with these programmes is also desirable.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale, £33,797 per annum.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 6 month probation period.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

As this post is subject to external funding from the Leverhulme Trust it will be available for 20 months.

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Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa. At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and personal statement of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your reasons for making an application.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 7 July 2021

Interviews are expected to take place on 23 July 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Jie Sui

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jie Sui

Please quote reference number PSY039R on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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