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Lectureship in Psychology/Biological Psychology - QMUL21112

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £42,433 - £52,833 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21112
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Jan-2020
Closing date: 14-Feb-2020

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Queen Mary University of London, a member of the Russell Group, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions (5th for outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology was founded in 2008 and currently comprises 19 permanent academics.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious research-driven scientist at Lecturer level with a strong publication record as well as significant potential for funding in any area of psychology that builds on current research strengths in the department, but we will consider any area of expertise. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching on our undergraduate programmes (teaching loads are as what would be expected in a research-led institution and reduced in the first two years following appointment).

Our environment offers rich opportunities for collaborative research with strong links to other Schools within the Faculty, to Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and to research centres and facilities including:

  • Life Sciences Institute
  • The Genome Centre
  • Centre for Mind and Society
  • Centre for Cognitive Science
  • The Centre for Digital Music in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Centre for Psychiatry
  • The Augmented Human Interaction (AHI) laboratory, collaboration between the Interaction, Media and Communication and the Computer Vision research groups.
  • The Alan Turing Institute

Candidates should have an excellent academic background with PhD (or equivalent) in Psychology or Biology (or other relevant area) and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience. Evidence of the development and delivery of research-led teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level is also essential.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion.  Applications from women and under-represented (BAME) groups are particularly encouraged.

The post is full time and permanent with a start date of April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be in the range of £42,433 - £52,833 per annum and in accordance with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable.

Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of the Psychology Department, Dr Isabelle Mareschal:

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Applicants must submit their CV as well as a two page summary of current research and future research plans at Queen Mary London.

The closing date for completed applications is 14 February 2020. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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