Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate
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The School of Psychology at UNSW is the leading Psychology school in Australia. It is located in the Faculty of Science and is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching. It offers world class undergraduate psychology degrees, as well as postgraduate professional Masters training in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, an online Graduate Diploma program, and a PhD research program with over 120 students. 40 academic staff conduct experimental research in many areas of Psychology, including behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, perception, learning, memory and cognition, as well as health, social, developmental, clinical and forensic psychology. UNSW Psychology is the only School in the southern hemisphere ranked in the top 30 by discipline in the THES, QS and ARWU rankings. The School has well equipped research and teaching facilities and attracts outstanding staff and students from Australia and overseas. UNSW is located 5 km from the centre of Sydney and is close to other research centres, teaching hospitals, transport, shopping, and beaches.
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The Research Associate will play a key role in conducting research within a three-year project titled “Building overall cognitive capability through attentional control”. The UNSW branch of this project will investigate the cognitive processes underlying adaptive attentional control for optimal task performance and will involve experiments which combine behavioural tasks with eye-tracking and electroencephalography (EEG), coupled with computational modelling of brain and behaviour.
NOTE: THERE ARE X2 ROLES AVAILABLE
THEY ARE LOCATED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
About the role
- $106k – $113k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
- Fixed Term – 3 Years
- Full time (35 hours)
The role of Research Associate reports directly to Professor Mike Le Pelley and works closely with and indirectly reports to Professor Ben Newell and Dr Kelly Garner. This role has no direct reports.
Specific responsibilities for this role include:
- Contribute 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 enable research teams to create scholarly output that is recognised by peers.
- Undertake specific research projects 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 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
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A PhD in psychology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience or a related discipline.
- Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision, particularly in cognitive psychology and ideally in the areas of visual attention, decision making, and learning.
- Demonstrated experience programming experiments in cognitive psychology including experience programming online experiments for remote delivery.
- Demonstrated experience in data handling and multivariate statistical analysis.
- Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
- Demonstrated experience in eye-tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and/or computational modelling of brain/behaviour.
- Knowledge of open-science practices such as pre-registration, collaborative coding, and data-sharing.
- 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.