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Applications are invited for the following advertised sponsored Fellowships.

Please read ‘Are you eligible to apply for a Fellowship’ and ‘Application process’ before submitting your application.

Alternatively, if you meet our eligibility criteria and have a potential host institution and/or research area in mind, you can apply for a Fellowship at any time.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the Fellowships currently advertised.

 

Fellowships

Fellowship Opportunity Closing date for applications Remit of research How to apply
Birkbeck, University of London Monday 29th June 2020 Applications are invited from candidates with specialist interests in the core research areas supported by the Department of Psychological Sciences, including: genetics, perception, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive evolution, cognitive development (neurotypical and non-neurotypical), health psychology and computational modelling. Please click hereLink Image

Fellowships

Closing date for applications - 29 Jun 2020

Birkbeck, University of London

About these Fellowships

Applications are invited for two, three year part-time (0.5 FTE) Daphne Jackson Fellowships at Birkbeck, University of London. The Fellowships are intended for individuals returning to research in Psychological Sciences.

Birkbeck has been helping people access higher education and transform their lives for nearly 200 years. The Department of Psychological Sciences sits in the School of Science. We have offered courses in psychology since 1939 and our Department is a vibrant centre of psychological research and training. Our world-leading academics specialise in child development, education, neuroscience and cognition.

Birkbeck, University of London will host and half sponsor the Fellowships. The remaining funding will be secured by the Daphne Jackson Trust from an additional sponsor.


The Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

The Department of Psychological Sciences is a vibrant, world-leading centre of innovative psychological research and training. This research-intensive Department which came 5th in the UK in the RAE2008 and RAE2014 is home to centres, labs and facilities that support ground-breaking work in diverse areas of psychological investigation. Applications are invited from candidates with specialist interests in the core research areas supported by the Department, including:  genetics, perception, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive evolution, cognitive development (neurotypical and non-neurotypical), health psychology and computational modelling. Evidence of an established or developing track record in research, including quality journal publications, is essential. Fellowships will be primarily research-based, but successful candidates will also make a contribution to teaching in an area of Psychology that provides synergy with existing activities within the Department and supervise BSc and MSc Psychology dissertations with administrative roles as appropriate.


Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique. They offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

The Fellowships consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust’s Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the Trust and Fellowship scheme, please visit www.daphnejackson.org

For further details specifically about this sponsored fellowship opportunity at Birkbeck, University of London, please contact Dr Gillian Forrester, Reader in Psychology, at g.forrester@bbk.ac.uk

For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust via email at djmft@surrey.ac.uk.

A printable information sheet can be downloaded here


How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV, personal details and personal statement forms on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Apply here

Please outline your area of research interest and, if you have identified a department within which you would like to work, include the name and contact details of a potential supervisor in that department.

Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at djmft@surrey.ac.uk stating clearly, Birkbeck, University of London Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 29th June 2020

Following shortlisting by the Daphne Jackson Trust, Birkbeck, University of London will undertake an internal selection process to identify the preferred candidates.