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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a research assistant/associate position starting from 1 April 2017. The post-holder will be based in the Department of Psychology and will work with Dr William Skylark (Psychology) and Dr David Stillwell (Judge Business School) on a study of financial decision-making. The project involves a network of academics and industry partners and will entail close collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

The successful candidate will be responsible for an experimental study of how information about the sustainability of investment products influences investment decisions. The research will involve both small-scale focus group work and a large-scale experimental study.

Applicants must have or be near to completing a PhD in Behavioural Science (e.g., Psychology, Behavioural Economics) and have experience of programming, conducting, and analysing large-scale studies of human behaviour. Applicants should have excellent organisational and communication skills, and be able to work well as part of a team.

If you have an excellent background in experimental behavioural science and are keen to work on a project with real-world impact, we would very much like to hear from you.

The salary range if appointed as a Research Associate is £29,301 - £38,183 per annum and the salary range if appointed as Research Assistant is £25,298 - £29,301 per annum with promotion to Postdoctoral Research Associate on attainment of PhD.

Informal enquiries can be made to William Skylark ( or telephone +44 1223 333572.

Further details may be downloaded below.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the week commencing January 30th 2017

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PJ10420 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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