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Research Associate

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,236 a year
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The Department of Psychology is seeking a full time research associate to work with Dr Harriet Over on a European Research Council (ERC) funded project called “MINDTOMIND: The cultural transmission of intergroup bias”.

The project will identify the ways in which social learning contributes to prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping among young children.  Later studies will be more applied, investigating how these harmful intergroup biases can be reduced.


You will conduct collaborative research projects and contribute to the design of experimental research, into the contribution of social learning to intergroup bias. You will test child and adult participants; analysis and interpretation of quantitative research data; and assist in the writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities. You will also undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project; develop and initiate collaborative working internally and externally; provide guidance to other staff and students, as required, as well as coordinating the work of small research teams; and assist with undergraduate teaching in own area of expertise.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A PhD in Psychology or a closely related discipline.
  • Knowledge of developmental and/or social psychology and experience with quantitative data analysis.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write-up research for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • An ability and an enthusiasm for working as part of a team.

The starting salary is £32,236. The appointment is available for 3 years.

This role requires a DBS Check

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Harriet Over (Tel: + 44 (0)1904 32 2906; Email:

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