Postdoctoral position at University of Essex- Essex Babylab

One postdoc position is available starting in February 2021, to work on an Academy of Medical Sciences project looking at the developmental mechanisms underlying emotional eating. The postdoc will work on a novel approach that combines developmental cognitive neuroscience and embodied psychology to study emotional eating in the first years of life (please see job pack for details). The position is available for 2 years and applications should be submitted online (deadline 25 October).

The project is supervised by Dr Maria Laura Filippetti. The position will be based at the Department of Psychology, University of Essex. The department provides a stimulating and vibrant research environment designed to encourage and support individuals in crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries to collaborate in research. The postdoc will join the growing research team of the Essex Babylab, which is part of our Centre for Brain Science (CBS). The CBS is purpose-built to house state-of-the-art equipment that allows staff to directly measure and modulate brain activity, as well as a range of equipment to measure physiological response (e.g. EMG, EEG, heart rate, etc.).

Informal enquiries can be sent to Dr Maria Laura Filippetti via email on


Best wishes,

Maria Laura

Maria Laura Filippetti, PhD


Department of Psychology

University of Essex

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