Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology
University of New South Wales School of Psychology
Australia

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most prestigious schools in Australia. The School is located in the Faculty of Science and has approximately 50 full time members of academic staff, 15 general staff and an operating budget of over $12M.

The School is very active in research, with most staff holding external research funding. The School has extensive laboratory facilities for both research and teaching and receives almost $15M per annum in competitive research funding. For further information about the School, please visit https://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to an Australian Research Council funded project led by Dr Erin Goddard (UNSW) in collaboration with Dr. Alexandra Woolgar (University of Cambridge). This project in visual neuroscience aims to better understand human brain processes involved in interpreting visual input that is unclear or ambiguous, using a combination of measurements of behaviour and brain activity (fMRI and MEG).


About the role

  • $98k - $106k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 2 years
  • Full-time (35 hours)

The role of Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to the Research Fellow – DECRA, Dr. Erin Goddard and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Contribute independently or as a team member in collaborative research with a focus to enhance the quality of research outcomes in the discipline area.
  • Conduct research (as per the norms of the discipline) and/or enable research teams to create scholarly output that is recognised by peers.
  • Undertake specific research project/s under the guidance of a research leader and contribute to development of research activities.
  • Support the dissemination of research outcomes through appropriate channels and outlets.
  • Undertake discipline-appropriate research activities, e.g. surveys, literature reviews, data gathering and/or recording of results using appropriate research methods.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of research students in the research area where required.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with at least one of fMRI, MEG and/or EEG, including both data acquisition and analysis. Experience with machine learning or similar methods is desirable but not essential.
  • Good mathematical/statistical skills and demonstrated ability to write code in at least one of Matlab or Python.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details. 

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Contact:
Erin Goddard

E: erin.goddard@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: July 20th, 2022


Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 15 Jun 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Jul 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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