CPNSS Research Officer in Animal Sentience

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Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)


Research Officer in Animal Sentience



Salary from £38,313 pa to £46,148 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years


A post-doctoral Research Officer in Animal Sentience is being recruited for Dr Jonathan Birch’s Foundations of Animal Sentience (ASENT) project, funded by the European Research Council. The position is tenable for two years. The successful candidate will conduct innovative and significant research as part of the ASENT team.


The successful applicant will;

·       have successfully completed or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant discipline, such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Animal Welfare Science or Philosophy by the post start date;

·       have a strong research interest in animal consciousness/sentience;

·       have the ability to make significant, innovative contributions in this area;

·       be willing to work harmoniously and closely with their fellow team-members on the ASENT project.


Ideally, the successful applicant will begin in January 2023.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to www.jobs.lse.ac.uk. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page.


Should you have any queries about the role, please email j.birch2@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 30 November 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

CPNSS Research Officer in Animal Sentience