Lecturer in Psychology Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences United Kingdom

Lecturer in Psychology 


Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences

Salary: £41,682 - £51,899 per annum (Grade 5) 

Reference: QMUL17601

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

Closing date: 05-Mar-2019


Job profile 



Queen Mary University, a member of the Russell Group and one of the largest colleges in the University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions (9th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework). We have made a strategic commitment to world-class research and teaching across all disciplines. Within Queen Mary, the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is a large and expanding academic unit, which provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research. The Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology was founded in 2008 and currently comprises 19 permanent academics. We emphasise a modern interdisciplinary approach, at the interface between behavioural and biological aspects of psychology, including an emerging focus on biological and psychological roots of resilience and well-being.


We are seeking to appoint an ambitious research-driven scientist at Lecturer level with a strong publication record as well as significant potential for funding in any area of psychology that builds on current research strengths in the department. We will consider any area of expertise but are particularly interested in applicants with a focus on biological psychology (human or animal). The successful candidate will be involved in teaching on our undergraduate programmes (teaching loads are as what would be expected in a research-led institution and reduced in the first two years following appointment).


Our environment offers rich opportunities for collaborative research with strong links to other Schools within the Faculty, to Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and to research centres and facilities including:


Life Sciences Institute

  • The Genome Centre

  • Centre for Mind and Society

  • Centre for Cognitive Science

  • The Centre for Digital Music in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Centre for Psychiatry

  • The Augmented Human Interaction (AHI) laboratory, collaboration between the Interaction, Media and Communication and the Computer Vision research groups.

  • The Alan Turing Institute

Applicants must have appropriate subject knowledge and have the ability to teach at any level within the area of expertise and across a range of subjects at a more introductory level.


Candidates should have an excellent academic background with a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience.


The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion.  Applications from women and under-represented (BAME) groups are particularly encouraged.


The post is full time and permanent with a start date of April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be in the range of £41,682 - £51,899 per annum and will be in accordance with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable.


Non-UK/EU citizens may apply, but must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of the Psychology Department, Prof Michael Pluess: m.pluess@qmul.ac.uk


For further information about the School, please visit the School’s website at: http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk


To apply, please click on the apply link below


Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment@qmul.ac.uk


Applicants must submit their CV as well as a two page summary of their current research and future research plans at Queen Mary London.


The closing date for completed applications is 5 March 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


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