Department of Psychology
Salary: £36,438 to £43,061 per annum pro rata – including London Allowance
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 29 April 2022
Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, starting in 1st May, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the research project “Exploring the wellbeing benefits of Biodiverse habitats”, funded by The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Our research collaboration with Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, will allow us to understand how biodiverse landscapes may have different relationships with feelings of connectedness to nature, wellbeing, and mental health. Research will involve overseeing the delivery for two research projects: i) with children and young people, and ii) with adult visitors to Wakehurst.
The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Dawn Watling (Principal Investigator) and be a part of the research collaboration with the team at Wakehurst. They will be responsible for delivering training of citizen scientists, overseeing day-to-day queries to support the data collection, liaising with schools to recruit children and young people, supervising undergraduates in their coding of drawings, as well as completing the data analyses and drafting manuscripts and end-user reports.
The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, strong data analytic and data visualisation skills (particularly with experience using R), and experience of supervising research assistants. They will have an interest in understanding the value of nature for mental health and wellbeing.
We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and development opportunities, in an internationally recognised department that ranks among the best in the UK for research (6th among UK Psychology departments in REF 2014) and receives very strong ratings from our students for teaching (UK NSS). The Department has excellent facilities, including MRI, EEG, TMS, eye trackers, behavioural testing suites, and social and infant observation labs, as well as strong links with clinical organisations, and government, industrial, and charity affiliations. The Department also holds a prestigious silver Athena SWAN award. The College was ranked in the top 200 in the Times World University Rankings 2018 …….