Postdoctoral position, cognitive control training, University of Edinburgh, UK

Postdoctoral position, cognitive control training, University of Edinburgh, UK

Applications are invited for a 3-year ESRC-funded postdoctoral position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an exciting, international, collaborative project aiming to train executive function and metacognition in children from low socioeconomic backgrounds in Scotland and Germany. The purpose of this project is to generate concrete educational approaches that will contribute to a body of work to act against the ever-increasing disparities created by lower socioeconomic conditions by improving opportunities for educational equality.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Principal Investigator (PI) Dr Nicolas Chevalier, alongside the Co-Investigators Dr. Bonnie Auyeung and Dr. Candice Morey, and will liaise and closely collaborate with the associated DFG-funded team, led by Dr. Julia Karbach (PI) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Edinburgh-based research strand of the project. Responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants, conducting research, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and the supervision of research assistants.

This is a full-time fixed-term post available from 1 July 2016 for 36 months. Applications are invited from those with a PhD in the appropriate areas of psychology or related discipline.

Interested candidates should apply on line (closing date: 4April 2016) at

and are very welcome to send informal inquiries to Nic Chevalier (

The Department of Psychology at Edinburgh comprises world-class groups in developmental psychology, human cognitive neuroscience, individual differences, and psycholinguistics. It has excellent facilities including a cognitive neuroscience facility with EEG, NIRS, TMS, and integrated eye and motion-tracking technologies, and a developmental facility with infant/child eye-tracking capabilities. It was ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland on internationally leading research by volume in the 2014 UK Research Exercise Framework. It is located in the breathtaking historic city of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is a vibrant city hosting world-class festivals, located on the North Sea coast within driving distance to the scenic Scottish Highlands and islands, and well connected to European capitals.