Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral Researcher on Social Neuroscience & Visual Culture, BIAS Project

Tue 4 June 2019

Closing date: 01/07/2019

Salary: Starting from £35,807 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

We are recruiting for one full-time fixed term (12 month) Post-Doctoral Researcher for the BIAS Project. The BIAS project, led by Professor Manos Tsakiris, is funded by the NOMIS Foundation and hosted at the Warburg Institute.

The BIAS project aims at addressing timely research questions at the intersection of sciences and humanities with a particular focus on the biological mechanisms and cultural factors that shape our relations to other people in a culture powered by images.  In particular, the BIAS project is focused on how we bodily and cognitively respond to photojournalistic images of human suffering, the dehumanization of social groups in the media, bodily responses to works of art, and one important overarching theme is the role of such processes for socio-political behaviour. The research aims will be addressed by a range of research activities, including experimental work, seminars, workshops, conferences, and, involving a network of international research partners in humanities, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience.

The post-holder must have (or be expected to have submitted by the start date of the position) a PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience or a related discipline. Strong experience in the areas of social-affective neuroscience and/or political psychology is essential. Successful applicants will have strong skills in experimental design, programming, data management and statistics of behavioural and psychophysiological data.  Experience with fMRI and/or EEG are highly desirable. The post-holder’s main duties and responsibilities will be to initiate new lines of research as part of the BIAS project, design and implement online and lab-based experiments and contribute to the overall activities of the team.

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