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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Social-Affective Neuroscience

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £36,438 to £43,061 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 14 February 2022
Reference:  1121-454-R

Full Time, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for up to two Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor Manos Tsakiris as part of the European Research Council Project “Inside the Self: from interoception to self- and social-awareness”. The project investigates the neural, physiological and cognitive mechanisms that underpin interoception and interoceptive awareness with a particular focus on embodiment, social relations and/or the development of our sense of self. 

We are looking for talented, highly-skilled and motivated researchers with a PhD in psychology or social-affective neuroscience. Strong abilities in experimental design, data analysis and programming in psychology and/or psychophysiology are essential. Expertise in social-affective neuroscience with a strong background in functional neuroimaging methods, especially fMRI, is highly desirable for one of the two positions. 

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, close to Central London, has an excellent research profile (rated 6th in the latest Research Excellence Framework) and benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. MRI, TMS, EEG, cognitive behavioural testing suites, Babylab).

The preferred start date is February 2022 or as soon as can be arranged for 2 years (until end of February 2024). Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Manos Tsakiris at and more information about the project can be found here: 

Interested applicants should submit online:

•                The College’s standard online application form,

•                1 full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees;

•                A 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest, and your motivation for applying for this position


Please submit these documents as attachments as part of your online application form.

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.

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

Please quote the reference: 1121-454-R

Closing Date:   Midnight, Monday 14 February 2022  

Interview Date: TBC 

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