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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Post-Doctoral Position

26.06.2020, by Tina Keil

Ramon Llull University, Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain; Application deadline: July 25th, 2020

Logo: ESADE Ramon Llull University
Logo: ESADE Ramon Llull University

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Researcher at Ramon Llull University, Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain, to work on a project examining ‘Prejudice and discrimination toward minority groups in Spain’.

The successful candidate will work closely together with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Katharina Schmid. The candidate will join a highly active and interdisciplinary research environment, and will also be part of the Esade Decision Lab.

The position is full-time, for a duration of 2 years (24 months).

The position is based at the Esade Sant Cugat campus (a short Metro ride outside the city of Barcelona), with an annual salary of €30.000 (gross). The position includes a travel budget for conference attendance. Fringe benefits include free shuttle-bus service between the Barcelona and Sant Cugat campuses, subsidized lunch, and generous holiday entitlement.

Project Overview and Job Responsibilities

The Post-doc will work on a project examining antecedents and preventative factors of prejudice and discrimination toward multiple minority groups in Spain. Focusing on anti-immigrant attitudes, islamophobia and sexism (among attitudes toward other minority/disadvantaged groups), the project aims to identify potential risk factors, as well as strategies for preventing discrimination of multiple minority or disadvantaged groups among the general population more widely. To that end, the project will use different quantitative data collection methods (i.e., large general population surveys, implicit association tests, and a series of experiments).

The successful candidate will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Design of surveys and experimental studies
  • Management of data collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Co-authorship of academic articles (including first authored publications)
  • Preparation of deliverables for grant funding bodies
  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the project

Job Requirements

It is essential that the candidate holds a PhD in Psychology, the Social Sciences, or a closely related field. The candidate must have excellent quantitative analytical skills, including knowledge of advanced statistical software packages (e.g., Mplus, R), and should further have experience in both survey and experimental work. Desirable criteria include knowledge of extant social psychological work on intergroup attitudes and intergroup relations, including work on implicit attitudes. Being able to speak Spanish is beneficial, though not essential for the position.


Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a motivation letter outlining their suitability for this position, and contact details of two academic referees who have agreed to provide a reference.

Please send applications via email to Katharina Schmid (, clearly stating “Post-doctoral Researcher” in the subject matter of the email. Informal inquiries about the position can also be sent to the same email.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted sometime during the month of August 2020. The expected starting date for the position is September/October 2020, or shortly thereafter.