Fully-funded PhD opportunity available: Digital Interventions Against Cancer Misinformation (DIAM)

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Come and work with us! A fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work with Dr Ciara Greene at UCD and Dr Gillian Murphy and Dr Sarah Foley at UCC. The project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Breakthrough Cancer Research, and aims to develop and test digital interventions against cancer misinformation, based on psychological research into the factors underlying misinformation acceptance.

What's included:

  • Student fees (EU only)
  • An annual stipend of €22,000 for up to 4 years
  • Research costs
  • Computing costs

Who should apply?

  • Applicants should have at least a 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology. Final year undergraduate students are eligible to apply, pending the award of their degree
  • Applicants should have a keen interest in applied psychology, and experience in experimental psychology/cognitive science, particularly experimental design, ethics management and human-centred research. Evidence of research outputs in this area is advantageous but not essential.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. Experience working with community groups/vulnerable population is advantageous.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must show evidence of English proficiency (e.g. IELTS minimum 6.5, individual sections 6.0), please check the requirements at: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/

More details and the full job description document may be found here. Please contact ciara.greene@ucd.ie with informal inquiries.

Closing Date for Applications: May 31st 2024

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