Research Fellow in Quantum Cognition University of Sussex, School of Psychology United Kingdom

Research Fellow – Quantum Cognition


School/department: School of Psychology


Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).


Contract: fixed term until 31December 2021


Reference: 3321


Salary: starting at £33,199 and rising to £39,609


Placed on: 16 November 2018


Closing date: 10 December 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.


Expected Interview date: 19 December 2018


Expected start date: 1 January 2019

 

Job description


The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative, top 20 university. With a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove, it provides an excellent working environment in a remarkable setting, combined with all that the city has to offer.

 

This role is a post-doctoral research fellowship for three years to work with Professor Thomas Ormerod in the School of Psychology to develop quantized computational models of human decision-making.

 

The role holder will be a psychologist with skills in computational modelling using quantum and Bayesian methods, as well as experience in running psychological experiments in both online and face-to-face environments.

 

Working within the Cognitive Research group in the School of Psychology, you will develop an independent programme of research, with a flexible approach to teamwork and a willingness to contribute to teaching and administrative duties as required. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience of programming and computational model development, using a range of IT environments.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to bring a range of skills and experience to bear in an exciting time of growth at one of the UK’s top Universities, with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

 

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Prof. T. Ormerod in the School of Psychology, t.ormerod@sussex.ac.uk.

 

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 3321) (PDF 200.06KB)

 

How to apply


Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

 

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to psychologyrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

 

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

 

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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