Research Fellow in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 May 2024

2 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

United Kingdom
Application Deadline

16 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

School/Department: Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months (Maternity Cover)
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £37,337 to £41,406 per annum
Apply by: 16/06/2024

Role Description

About the Role

The Applied Psychology Group comprises a small team of academics who deliver research, consultation and scholarship-led postgraduate teaching on the psychological mechanisms (including cognitive processes) underpinning human behaviour across different contexts.  You will collaborate on applied cognitive research in areas of interest to defence and industry within research programmes funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, through various contractual mechanisms.

About You

You will have a PhD in an appropriate field such as Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Applied Psychology/Occupational Psychology.  You will have British Psychological Society (BPS) membership.  Experience in human factors, with a bias towards cognitive psychology, and experience in experimental design and statistical methods and their application is essential.  You will have knowledge of a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and the ability to design, implement and report on quantitative and mixed methods research.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Marie Cahillane, Head of Applied Psychology Group, at [email protected] .

Interviews will be held 9 July 2024. 

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