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EPSRC Funded Post-Doctoral Position on Gender Equality in STEM Academia (Social Psychology)
Queen's University Belfast
School of Psychology
Post-doctoral Position

This post is funded for two years from 23 December 2018 as part of an interdisciplinary project “Inclusion really does matter: Improving reactions to gender equality initiatives amongst academics in engineering and physical sciences.” This is a high profile project funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK) and led by Dr Ioana Latu, Professor Teresa McCormack, Professor Rhiannon Turner (Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Karen Rafferty (Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast). The University of Glasgow and the University of Warwick are partner institutions in the project. More information about the project here

The Research Fellow will be based at Queen’s University Belfast, and will work with an interdisciplinary team to design and carry out novel experimental studies to understand EPS academics’ attitudes towards Gender Equality Initiatives, as well as to design and test training tools to improve these attitudes. Applicants with expertise in social psychology, psychology of gender or diversity issues, and/or experience in conducting studies using psychophysiological measures are especially encouraged to apply.

This is an opportunity for a researcher interested in working within an interdisciplinary team to develop an original and exciting programme of empirical work.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area (submission within six months of closing date of recruitment exercise). PhD should be in Psychology or a related area such as Cognitive or Behavioural Science.
  • Minimum of three years’ relevant research experience
  • Experience of using quantitative research methodologies and techniques relevant to the research project. For example, experience in designing and running lab-based experiments, or designing and conducting online surveys.
  • Experience of using statistical packages to analyse quantitative data

For informal enquiries contact Dr Ioana Latu, email:

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 8 October 2018

Starting salary: £33,199 per annum

Closing date: Tuesday 25 September 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding

Ioana Latu
University Rd
Belfast, BT7 1NN
United Kingdom
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