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Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

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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 role of Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake research on cognitive resilience utilising a range of methodologies, using existing data, new online data collection and neuroimaging.


About the role

  • Level A $96k - $103k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 3 years – Fixed Term
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Professor Kaarin Anstey and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Contribute to the development of new studies on cognitive resilience, including data synthesis projects and data collection.
  • Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners in the broad area of cognitive ageing and cognitive health.
  • Undertake multivariate statistical analysis of existing datasets.
  • Assist with supervision of honours students and postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to team meetings, workshops and stakeholder engagement.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry partners as appropriate.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • 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

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Psychology or equivalent field.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience in cognitive or brain ageing or cognitive development in the second half of the life-course.
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • 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:
Kaarin Anstey
E: k.anstey@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: September 23rd, 2020


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.

 

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