Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral/visiting scholar Researcher position on the Leverhulme Trust funded project: “How does poor sleep in adolescents impact learning and education?”. The position is for 3 years, starting on 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter.
The project will involve tracking sleep patterns in secondary school children and measuring their ability to learn and consolidate new memories throughout the three years of the project. Educational measures and standardised cognitive measures will also be collected.
The successful candidate will also work with mobile phone app developers to design an app that will support adolescents in improving their sleep habits and test this app on a large cohort of adolescents.
The primary duties will include: designing the research, data collection at schools and online, analysing data, and disseminating findings through journal articles, conference presentations, and other methods.
Applicants should hold a PhD in psychology or closely related discipline, or be close to completion, and should have excellent quantitative research skills. Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and computing skills are also essential.
In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:
·Generous annual leave entitlement
·Training and Development opportunities
·Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
·Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Jakke Tamminen on firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Jessie Ricketts at email@example.com
For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote the reference: 0823-387
Closing Date: 23:59, 31 August 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
This position is not eligible for hybrid working.
Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page .