Research Fellow Ref 10855

School/department: School of Psychology
Hours: full time 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need, but note that in-person testing during normal business hours will be required).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: fixed term until 30 September 2023 for 6 months.
Reference: 10855
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 10 February 2023
Closing date: 06 March 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: 1 April 2023

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to conduct research on how we understand and remember events. You will coordinate and carry out data collection for a virtual reality study of event processing and memory undertaken by the Episodic Memory Group at the University of Sussex ( The research is part of the €2M “EVENTS” project lead by Prof Chris Bird and funded by the European Research Council.

You will join a group of researchers investigating the brain processes that underpin episodic memory. You will be experienced in designing and conducting experimental studies of perception and memory using head-mounted display systems. You will be educated to a doctoral level in psychology, cognitive neuroscience or a closely-related discipline. Your role will involve task design, recruiting and testing a cohort of participants, scoring and analysing the data, and writing up the results for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The University of Sussex is a leading research and teaching institution and is ranked within the top 20 in the UK and the top 150 in the world. The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex is one of the largest centres for the study of psychology in the UK. The School was rated in the top 20 in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. The School has recently been awarded an Athena Swan Silver Award.

Please contact Prof Chris Bird, email: for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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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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