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Research Officer in Animal Sentience

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Animal Welfare Science or Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Start date January 2023
Job description

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university


 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.ukIf 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 [email protected].


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.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/4063/0/368314/1...
Email to apply
Hard deadline Tomorrow, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/4063/0/368314/1...
Contact name Jonathan Birch
Contact email
Time created October 31, 2022, 8:22pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date Tomorrow, 11:59pm BST
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