Post-Doctoral Researcher: Interoception, Self & Social Awareness

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
26 Oct 2020
£35,931 to £42,456 per annum
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham

Job details

Applications are invited for up to two Post-doctoral Researchers to work with Professor Manos Tsakiris for the  European Research Council Project “Inside the Self: from interoception to self- and social-awareness”. The project investigates the neural, physiological and cognitive mechanisms that underpin interoception and interoceptive awareness with a particular focus on embodiment, social relations and early development. 

The Psychology Department, located in Egham, has an excellent research profile (rated 6th in the latest Research Excellence Framework) and benefits from state-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. MRI, TMS, EEG, cognitive behavioural testing suites, Babylab).

The preferred start date is Autumn 2020/Winter 2021 for up to 31st August 2022.  


We are looking for up to two talented, highly-skilled and motivated young researchers with a PhD in psychology or neuroscience, and a strong background in behavioural, psychophysiological and neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG) methods.

Strong abilities in data analysis and programming in cognitive neuroscience and psychophysiology are essential. Expertise in social-affective neuroscience and fMRI is highly desirable. 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit online:

  • The College’s standard online application form.
  • 1 full curriculum vitae with a list of publications and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A 1-page statement of past and current research activities and areas of interest.
  • A 1-page research statement that outlines some of your ideas on how to study interoceptive awareness.

Please submit these documents as attachments as part of your online application form.

For further details and to apply visit:

Contact details

Professor Manos Tsakiris: 

For queries on the application process, contact the Human Resources Department at