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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-Doc Position in Social and/or Political psychology

22.06.2022, by Hannah Schäfer

University of Kent, UK
Application deadline: July 13th, 2022

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Logo: University of Kent

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Social and/or Political psychology with expertise in conducting survey research for a project focusing on the antecedents and consequences of political attitudes. The post is funded by a 5 year European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to Dr Nikhil Sengupta, titled “The psychology of public policy: Inequality, immigration and international relations (PSYPOL)"

The successful candidate will be highly familiar with major theories and research in political psychology, and will have extensive experience with quantitative research methods (in particular, multilevel and longitudinal modelling) Additionally, familiarity with experiments, experience sampling, and network analysis, as well as applying multiple methods to given research question are desirable.

The project involves two largescale data collection initiatives – a four-wave longitudinal survey of 50,000 adults and an eight-wave longitudinal survey of 20,000 adolescents. Each survey will be extensive, allowing for the inclusion of a wide range of constructs to the projects objectives.

The successful candidate will leverage the largescale data generated by this project to advance the project’s objectives as well as their own research interests.

As Post-Doctoral Research Associate, you will:

  • Complete and disseminate studies in line with the project’s aims
  • Develop, conduct and coordinate the research as indicated in the grant proposal
  • Write up research for publication and present the project’s findings at relevant national and international conferences
  • Actively contribute to the research culture of the School of Psychology

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A doctorate (completed or submitted), or equivalent qualification or experience in psychology, preferably with a focus in political psychology or a related discipline
  • An excellent record of publications in quality peer reviewed journals, commensurate with stage of career
  • Experience conducting advanced statistical analyses, including longitudinal and multilevel modelling
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and problem solving skills

The School of Psychology overlooks Canterbury with a view of the cathedral. It is a leading centre of research and education with a commitment to scientific excellence, a concern for tackling problems of contemporary relevance and a commitment to have positive impact.
Please see the links below to view the full Job Description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact The HR Team on quoting ref number: HSS-125-22.

Deadline: July 13

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