Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Postdoctoral Reseacher

Postdoctoral Reseacher

Birkbeck, University of London, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work.

Salary range

£42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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Birkbeck, University of London, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the Centre for Neurodiversity at Work. The centre is at the forefront of applied research to better understand individual neurodivergent experience at work and how to facilitate neuroinclusion in teams and organisations.

This is a 12-month, full-time opportunity to work alongside highly-motivated researcher practitioners on an externally funded research project. Please note that we are looking for an immediate start date due to funder requirements.

As Postdoctoral Researcher, you will:

  • organise and run a unique project investigating how a novel psychometric assessment helps people understand neurodivergent strengths and challenges at work
  • play a central role in organising, managing, and supporting data collection, undertaking analysis and engage in sincere co-creation with people with lived experience
  • Use your initiative and creativity to drive this research forward by designing processes, gathering and analysing data and documenting outcomes in varied formats
  • Reporting back to the research funder at regular intervals
  • Balance the competing demands of timely execution and delivery with academic rigour, with help and mentorship.
  • As Postdoctoral Researcher, you'll need to have:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • be adept at multi-method research and attention to detail
  • strong organisation and administration skills and are proficient in relevant IT packages
  • a PhD (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related subject and have experience of, or a strong motivation to engage with applied field research.
  • Apply now and take the next step in your academic career at Birkbeck, University of London.

    This position will give you the opportunity to engage in continuous professional development by improving and developing qualitative and quantitative research skills and communicating research accessibly to a range of stakeholders and audiences.


    £42,365 rising to £48,424 per annum. The salary, Grade 7, quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, 12 month contract. Full-time (35 hours a week). Please submit a CV for consideration. Closing date: 22 May 2024. Interview date: 30/31 May 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role please contact Almuth McDowall, Professor of Organisational Psychology, at [email protected].

    If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected]

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Reseacher


    Birkbeck, University of London


    United Kingdom


    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 22, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    Established in 1823, the Birkbeck University of London is an open research university that was founded by George Birkbeck. It is associated with the Commonwealth Universities, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, European University Association, and the University of London. Earlier, the university was known as the London Mechanic's Institute. In 1830, it started admitting female students which resulted in an increase in the number of enrolments.

    In 1858, the university began to offer undergraduate degrees to its students. In 1866, the university's name was changed to Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution. Later on, it was shortened to Birkbeck College and then it was given the status of the university and it became the Birkbeck University of London. In 1904, the Student Union was developed where a council was elected to manage the organization. The student union of Birkbeck is the first to be a Founding Member of the National Union of Students.

    The campus of the university comprises of a number of teaching hospitals, scientific institutes, and laboratories. The School of Arts and the Department of Humanities and English is also located within the premises. Moreover, it houses residence halls for students, provides all the facilities required by them. Some of the renowned residence halls are Vanessa Bell, Lydia Lopokova, and John Maynard Keynes. In addition, the campus features a Birkbeck cinema hall and Peltz Gallery. It is known to be nearby cafes, restaurants, departmental stores, and shops for the convenience of students. Considering the growing number of students, the university decided to expand its faculties and the campus. In 2013, a new campus in East London was opened. And, many of the institutes were constructed at this campus.

    The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The school of humanities was built in 2004, which is known to be a well-known faculty of the university. Also, the university collaborated with the London Knowledge Lab for research studies. The academic structure of the university includes a variety of subjects that are categorized into 19 departments. Some of the notable departments are the Department of Criminology, Department of Planetary Sciences, Department of Media, Film & Cultural Studies, Department of History, Department of Mathematics, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, and the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems. Not just this, faculty members of the university are known to be well-experienced and co-operative.

    The Birkbeck University of London has a list of notable alumni that includes Bear Grylls (Television presenter), Ramsay MacDonald (First labor Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Aaron Klug (Nobel Prize in Chemistry), Eric Hobsbawm (Famous historian), and Daisy Ridley (Renowned Actress).

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