School of Psychology

PhD Studentship in Cross-Cultural Aspects of Face Perception


PhD Studentship/Research Assistant in Cross-Cultural Aspects of Face Perception

Applications are invited for a PhD Student/Research Assistant position based within the School of Psychology. The successful applicant will receive a full fees waiver for a PhD degree, and will also receive a local stipend. Applicants must possess a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree or Masters in a relevant subject (such as psychology or biological anthropology), an appropriate English Language qualification and evidence of an aptitude for research. The position is for three years (dependent upon performance after the 1st and 2nd years).

Successful candidates will be involved in a research project examining perceptions of health and attractiveness in different cultures, both within Malaysia and beyond. This position will be based at the Malaysia Campus, with possibilities to travel to the UK and Australia to conduct research. Skills in experimental psychology and statistical methods are essential. Knowledge of evolutionary theory, face perception research, colour science and Matlab will be advantageous.

Successful candidates will be expected to assist academic staff with teaching duties and laboratory demonstration. Candidates are also expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Possess a good command of English, both spoken and written.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Other necessary attributes include the ability to work independently and to be proactive and resourceful.

Before applying, interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Ian Stephen (|) to discuss the project.

Formal applications must be received by Friday 22nd July 2011, and should contain:

Current CV (max 4 pages);

Cover letter;

Research proposal describing where you would like to see the project go (max 1500 words);

Completed application form (available from our website or by emailing Dr Ian Stephen)


Applications should be sent by email or post to:

Dr Ian Stephen

School of Psychology
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Posted on 22nd June 2011

School of Psychology

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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