I am happy to take on new voluntary research assistants all year round. In this role, you can gain valuable research experience by contributing to our ongoing research and by taking part in our weekly lab meetings. The tasks you'll be completing will depend on your level of previous research experience and on what particular skills you want to develop as a voluntary research assistant.
To be able to develop your skills and to contribute meaningfully to our research, you should be able to commit at least 100 hours to this role (e.g., 2 days per week over 6 weeks). Also, you should be a student or graduate of Psychology or related discipline and have at least a basic understanding of experimental methods. Undergraduates will ideally have already completed their first year, although exceptions are generally possible.
If you are interested in becoming a voluntary research assistant in our lab, please send me an email outlining your motivation for applying for a voluntary research assistant role and your CV.
I currently take on new PhD students who are interested in working on projects overlapping with my research interests (for some example projects, see here). However, I currently do not have any funded positions available. Therefore, if you're interested in doing your PhD in our lab, you'll need to have an alternative source of funding available (such as self-funding or a part-time job) or apply for a scholarship. There are several scholarship schemes that you may be eligible to apply for, including Tuition Fee Scholarships and PhD Research Council Scholarships. Please note that there are also several other funding sources. International students may additionally be able to apply for scholarships specific to their home country (e.g., from the China Scholarship Council). Please note that I can't apply for funding for you; it'll be your responsibility to identify suitable funding sources and to apply for them.
If you're interested in doing your PhD in our lab, and have an alternative source of funding available or plan to apply for one, please send me an email including a motivation letter outlining your research interests, how they align with the work in our lab, and how you plan to fund your PhD, your CV, a transcript of your grades, and an example of your (English) academic writing (ideally your thesis, but this can also be an essay, a poster, an abstract,...). Please ensure that you meet the academic and English language entry requirements. You can check your eligibility for the University of Sheffield funding schemes here.
I currently do not have any funded postdoctoral positions available, but please get in touch if you're interested in applying for postdoctoral funding (e.g., Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships) for projects that overlap with my research interests. Please note that I can't apply for funding for you; it'll be your responsibility to identify suitable funding sources and to apply for them.
If you're interested in joining our lab as a post-doc and plan to apply for funding, please send me an email including a motivation letter outlining your research interests, how they align with the work in our lab, and what funding scheme you have in mind, your CV, and an example of your (English) academic writing (ideally a published article, but this can also be a manuscript, proposal, or a chapter of your thesis).