Research Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 10th December 2021
Job Type
£31406 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We are looking for a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology with the potential to become a leader in their field who is ready to make the transition from post-doctoral researcher to independent research scientist. We seek to identify a talented candidate with a strong track record of research accomplishments and provide them with the opportunity to: 

  • Develop their own original program of research in an area that complements and expands upon our existing research strengths.
  • Develop and submit applications to individual fellowship schemes offered by external research bodies and charities
  • Push our discipline forward and break new ground (e.g. through theoretical and methodological innovations)

We recognise that preparing high-quality applications to competitive external fellowship schemes requires dedicated time and effort. Once appropriate funding schemes to target have been identified, we will support the post holder to develop an independent and original research project that will progress knowledge within the field. Their case for support will be strengthened by establishing new collaborative links within and outside of the University, establishing proof-of-principle for new approaches/techniques and consolidating track-record by writing up existing work for publication.

We believe that diverse teams deliver the highest quality research experience. To achieve our vision of being among the top ranked Schools in all areas for Research and Knowledge Exchange, we are seeking applications from high quality people who will join our staff community who we believe will act as the role models for the next generation of psychologists. We understand that our research is enhanced by having a diversity of opinions that enriches our collegiate community by the sharing of new ideas, lived experiences, broad perspectives and different ways of solving problems. 

A PhD in psychology or related subject is essential. Interviews will take place in January 2022

This role is offered on a full time, fixed-term basis for 2 years from the start date. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Neil Roach, School Fellowship Officer [Email:] or Professor Helen Cassaday, Director of Research [Email:]. Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.