• Manos Tsakiris

Lab Manager / Research Assistant at the Centre for the Politics of Feelings

An ideal position for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience before applying for PhD studentships.

The interdisciplinary Centre for the Politics of Feelings (, a partnership between the School of Advanced Study, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London, will soon advertise for a full-time Lab Manager/Research Assistant position. This is an ideal position for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience before applying for PhD studentships. The post-holder will be an integral member of the Centre’s core research team and will have opportunities to earn authorship on publications, present at scientific meetings and conferences and connect with partners nationally and internationally.

The post-holder will primarily assist the Centre’s research team and partners in the development, implementation and dissemination of the research and the Centre’s operations.

The Centre is devoted to the interdisciplinary understanding of how emotions and feelings can be active causes but also targets of political behaviour in diverse socio-political contexts. The Centre will address from a multi-disciplinary perspective, how affect and emotions and their underlying neurophysiological mechanisms shape political behaviour, as well as how politics shapes and exploits affect and emotions.

What we are looking for: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, political science or a related discipline and a Master’s level degree in these areas is highly desirable. Previous research experience is also required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary research, strong motivation, work ethic, and organisational and communication skills.

What we can offer:

  • We want to help your career by enhancing your research, organisational and networking skills, through mentoring by members of our research team, the Director of the Centre and the Advisory Board in preparation of your next career steps

  • You will be part of a team that aims to produce impactful research that can speak across disciplines.

  • You will have funds to participate in conferences and workshops, you will have the opportunity to co-author research papers and reports.

  • You will have the opportunity to do research training courses.

  • Networking opportunities with a range of academic and non-academic stakeholders

  • A stimulating intellectual environment at the School of Advanced Study and Royal Holloway University of London

This start date of this position will be on or after September 1st, 2021 for up to 2 years. There is a possibility of extending the position pending future funding and progress. Please highlight relevant experience in your cover letter. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Director of the Centre, Prof. Manos Tsakiris ( )

Full specification of the post and the essential and desirable requirements will be made available soon.

Applicants should expect that the deadline for applications will be in June and interview will take place online at the end of June or beginning of July.