Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Ref. No P67997)

University of Exeter, UK – Department of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences


The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in a research project to investigate when and why British children and adolescents as bystanders challenge or support the social exclusion of immigrant peers.


The project is funded by the ESRC and was awarded to Professor Adam Rutland at Department of Psychology, University of Exeter. The post is available immediately to the end of June 2021, with the possibility of a six to nine months extension to the position. The successful applicant will be responsible for liaising with primary and secondary schools, data collection, data entry, data analysis, grant writing, publications, dissemination and the overall day-to-day running of the project.


About you


The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.


Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in Psychology or a related field of study. The successful applicant will have experience of conducting experimental research with children and adolescents, publishing journal papers, presenting research at conferences, quantitative data analyses and an interest in social developmental psychology. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.


The successful applicant will also join an active research group of social and developmental psychologists in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework).



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The closing date for completed applications is the 20th December 2020.  Interviews are expected to take place in early January 2021.