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Faculty of Psychology of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities is inviting applications for the two positions of Research Assistant in the research project funded by the National Agency for Academic Exchange program ‘Polish Returns’ (PPN/PPO/2018/1/00103) and led by dr Katarzyna Zawadzka. Place of work: Warsaw, Poland. Application deadline: February 7, 2019

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Description of the research project

The aim of the project is to determine how environmental and social cues support acquisition of new information and retrieval from memory in younger and older adults.

Responsibilities:

  • Research planning, including reviewing literature;
  • Preparing experimental procedures;
  • Conducting and coordinating studies;
  • Data analysis and interpretation;
  • Collaborating on preparing publication drafts;
  • Presenting data at international conferences.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology or an allied field (Cognitive Science, Biology, Computer Science, Social Sciences, etc), or current enrollment in a Master’s program in any of these fields;
  • Interest in any area of cognitive psychology, experimental social psychology, or psychology of aging;
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and statistical programs (e.g., SPSS, R, JASP);
  • Knowledge and understanding of research ethics and commitment to applying this knowledge in practicee.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in Polish
  • English: ability to present research findings at international conferences and to read and comprehend scientific texts.

Desirable criteria:

  • Ability to program experiments using experimental software (e.g., E-Prime) or one or more programming languages (e.g., Python);
  • Experience with planning and conducting research using EEG or eye-tracking;
  • Ideally (although not essentially), willingness to enrol as a PhD student at the SWPS University under principal investigator’s supervision.

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities is a private higher education institution, which conducts research and offers programs of study with practical and academic profiles, in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Poznań, and Katowice.

SWPS University is among the most active research centers in Poland. Our academics have a real impact on the development of many disciplines of science, including economy and social policy. There are several research centers at SWPS University, which conduct interdisciplinary projects.
SWPS University employs over 700 people, including academics and administrative staff. We provide an excellent environment for professional development and we offer an extensive employee benefit package. We are a diverse team of professionals contributing to the body of knowledge, working together for the benefit of our students and the effective implementation of research into practice. Our teaching staff includes renowned scholars, successful experts in various fields, artists and representatives of the media.

We offer:

  • Full time employment contract for 4 years;
  • Gross salary of PLN 6 250 per month;
  • Participation in all activities of the research team;
  • Opportunities for professional development and specialist training;
  • Co-authorship of scientific publications.

Required documents:

  • Research CV including, in particular:
    • research interests;
    • topic of the Master’s thesis;
    • research experience;
    • conference, workshop, and research training participation;
    • scholarships and awards,
    • completed modules in cognitive and social psychology, including grades,
    • publications list (if applicable)
  • Please include the clause on the processing of personal information

Application process

Please submit the required documents by February 7, 2019 via the following FORM ».

The successful candidate will be announced on February 28, 2019.

Submitted applications will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee at the SWPS University in accordance with the National Science Center’s Regulations on awarding scholarships for young researchers. After the application evaluation stage, top ranking candidates will be invited to an interview in the second half of February 2019.

Information about the principal investigator and her research can be found here »

Project starts in March 2019 (a later date is negotiable but will reduce the total time of employment).

Please download, sign and submit the following GDRP clause » together with your other application documents

Please click here for the full text of the GDRP clause

I hereby acknowledge the following:

  1. SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities), with its registered office in Warsaw, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa is responsible for the administration of personal data provided by users.
  2. The data shall be processed:
    a) for the purpose of the recruitment process, pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR (consent to process data);
    b) for the purpose of pursuit or defense against potential claims, pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest of the administrator);
    c) for the purpose of future recruitment processes, pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR (consent to process data);
  3. Data retention period:
    a) until expiration of claims (12 months, effective at the end of the calendar year, pursuant to the civil code, unless specific provisions stipulate otherwise);
    b) until the consent to process personal data is revoked – in case of processing for the purpose of future recruitment processes.
  4. Collected data shall not be transferred to third countries/international organizations.
  5. I am entitled to access my personal data, to amend, to delete and to restrict the processing of my data. Furthermore, I have the right to data portability, the right to object to processing of my data and the right to revoke my consent at any time, without any effect on the lawfulness of processing of personal data. Any changes to the personal data should be sent to praca@swps.edu.pl.
  6. I am entitled to submit a complaint with a supervisory authority in the event that the processing of my personal data is, in my opinion, in violation of the provisions of the GDPR or other regulations on the processing and protection of personal data.
  7. I acknowledge that the provision of my personal information is voluntary, but necessary for the participation in the recruitment process.

In order to exercise any of your rights referred to hereunder, please contact our Data Protection Officer via e-mail at the following address: iod@swps.edu.pl or by post sent to the address of SWPS University.

Furthermore, our Data Protection Officer will be happy to answer all your questions regarding the processing and protection of personal information and will handle any complaints associated with the processing of your information.

The submission of job application documents shall constitute a clear consent to process candidate’s personal data for the purpose of the recruitment process.

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