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PhD at the Design Psychology Lab

Applications to join the Lab are welcome from outstanding PhD candidates who meet the Dyson School of Design Engineering entry level requirements. We particularly welcome strong applicants with backgrounds in computational and quantitative psychology, though candidates with engineering and design backgrounds are highly welcome to apply.

If you wish to be considered, please e-mail the following information to Dr Van Zalk (

  1. A recent copy of your CV.
  2. A brief outline detailing what you would like to do in terms of research area. This is to give an idea about how your work will fit within the scope of the lab.
  3. A mention on how you plan to secure funding for your PhD (please note that self-funding is not acceptable). Dr Van Zalk is happy to sponsor outstanding candidates in their funding application. You can consider several funding sources via Imperial’s Scholarships Search Tool. Schemes available include Imperial College President’s PhD Scholarships, China Scholarship Council, and UK Research Council scholarships. Overseas students can also check international scholarship collaboration opportunities

If your profile is deemed suitable, you will then be invited to an online meeting.

Post Docs & Academic Visitors

Applications from prospective Post Docs and academic visitors are welcome. Please contact Dr Nejra van Zalk directly to discuss opportunities.