Perrott-Warrick Research Appointment

The Managers of the Perrott-Warrick fund, administered by Trinity College, Cambridge, invite applications for the position of Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher to research full-time in the UK on phenomena suggestive of or related to paranormal powers of cognition or action. Candidates should hold a doctorate or have a record of published research in a discipline relevant to their proposed project, and will normally have experience in the methodology and critical appraisal of parapsychological investigations. However, the appointment is open to persons from a wide range of academic disciplines who wish to pursue a rational scientific approach to these matters and need not necessarily be experimental.

The appointment will be for a period of three years in the first instance, subject to the receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports, with possible renewal for a further two years. It will commence during the academic year beginning October 2010, at a time to be arranged with the successful candidate. The stipend will be on the University of Cambridge Lecturer scale (£36,715 rising to £46,510), starting at a point fixed according to age and qualifications. Funds for necessary research expenses might also be made available.

Applications should include a plan for the research which the candidate proposes to pursue, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three referees, and particulars of the facilities available or needed to carry out the research.

Applications should be sent to Prof. Bernard Carr to arrive not later than 16th June 2010. If possible, they should be sent electronically to   Otherwise, two copies should be posted to: Prof. Bernard Carr, Perrott-Warrick Secretary, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, England. It is anticipated that a short-list of candidates will be interviewed in early July.

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