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Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £37,467 to £44,289 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 28 February 2023
Reference:  0123-031

Full-Time, Fixed-Term until December 2025

Starting Salary is £37,467 per annum (including London Allowance). This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics, International Relations & Philosophy. The post is full-time and runs until the end of the project on 31 December 2025. The starting date is negotiable, as long as it is no later than 1 October 2023.

The postholder will undertake research in the framework of Professor Joost van Spanje’s ERC Consolidator Grant project “New Parties on the News”, including, as part of a team of ten colleagues, designing and conducting experimental and non-experimental research, analysing and writing up results. The work may include the co-supervision of a PhD student. 

Applicants should have their PhD in Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology, Computer Science or adjacent discipline examined prior to the start date. In their career to date applicants should have experience in research design and quantitative research methods. Additional training may be provided for the successful candidate.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For the ERC Consolidator Grant project, see For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Joost van Spanje ( 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0123-031

Closing Date:   23:59, 28 February 2023 

Interview Date: 20 March 2023

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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