University of York

University of York

Research Associate

United Kingdom

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Research Associate

Department

Psychology

Salary

£36,024 per year

Grade

Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work

Full-time

Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

To be confirmed

Posted Date

02/02/2024

Apply by

01/03/2024

Job Reference

13069

Documents

  • Job Description 13069.pdf (PDF, 275.64kb)
  • Role Description Department of Psychology - Research Associate

    The York Episodic Memory Lab, led by Dr Aidan Horner, at The Department of Psychology, University of York, is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work for 2 years.

    The role will work on an ESRC funded project on “The diverse nature of forgetting across a representational hierarchy”. The goal of this project is to assess whether forgetting differs as a function of what is being represented. The project will use experimental psychology and statistical modelling. This role will focus on the role of narratives in the learning and retention of educational material

    The candidates will have a strong track record in the psychology and cognitive neuroscience of memory. They will have experience in developing experimental psychology tasks and applying them to questions related to memory. Ideally, they would have experience in applying cognitive theories to educationally relevant questions.

    Role

    Based at York, you will be responsible for designing, conducting and disseminating research on the grant, with guidance from Dr Aidan Horner and members of the York Episodic Memory Lab and the wider Sleep, Language, and Memory research group.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • You must have a PhD and first degree in psychology or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of experimental psychology and of psychological research techniques are essential as well as knowledge of long-term and/or episodic memory
  • You will have strong communication skills, with the ability to write up and present research to a high standard. You will have strengths in individual and collaborative research skills and in the use of statistical packages to analyse complex datasets.
  • You should have experience of independent and collaborative research, and of writing up research for publication.
  • You should have good attention to detail, commitment to high quality research, a collaborative ethos, and enthusiasm for the research area and project. You should have a positive attitude to, and willingness to work with, colleagues and students. You should have strong planning ability, an ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to acquiring new knowledge and skills.
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: Please contact Dr Aidan Horner via email: [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details

    Title

    Research Associate

    Employer

    University of York

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 01, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc,Research

    Field

    Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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