Job opportunity in Warwick: Research Assistant in The Sense of Commitment Lab

July 11, 2018

The Sense of Commitment Lab at University of Warwick (England) led by Dr John Michael is hiring a part-time (0.6 FTE) research assistant for a 1-year position (extendable for up to 3 years), beginning autumn 2018.

The lab is currently involved in both experimental ERC funded studies of commitment in young children and adults and theoretical work on commitments. Our investigations help us to understand how people develop their understanding of the commitments and obligations involved in collaborative activities.

Research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr John Michael and his multidisciplinary team, based at both the Philosophy and Psychology departments, and in collaboration with Warwick Research with Kids Group (Wa.R.Ks,

The research assistant will be directly involved in all aspects of the research, including recruiting participants, designing new studies, collecting data and coding children’s behavior from video. We seek applicants who enjoy working as a member of a research team.

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Philosophy or a related discipline by September 2018 is required.
This position requires high attention to detail, ability to work professionally with parents, teachers, and children, and strong communication and organization skills.
Previous experience in experimental research, and in particular working with young children or babies, will be an advantage.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (1p., explaining your interest in the position) as a single Pdf to John Michael. Informal inquiries are welcomed (

Salary: £25,298 - £28,453 per annum, pro rata
Start date: autumn 2018, start date is flexible, preferably September 
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