Postdoctoral position at UNSW Sydney

This position will be based in the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney, which is part of the Faculty of Science. The School has been rated 5 (‘above world standard’) in every ‘Excellence in Research in Australia’ exercise, and is ranked 16th globally in the latest QS rankings. The School earns more competitive research funding and publishes more Tier 1 journal articles per academic than any other School of Psychology in Australia. The School has an academically rigorous but supportive culture, excellent research facilities, and offers great opportunities for researchers.

About the role

$71K – $95K (depending on experience) plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
Fixed Term (3 years)

The Research Associate will play a key role in conducting research within a three-year, ARC-funded project investigating the influence of rewards on attention. While primarily within the area of cognitive psychology, this project will also relate to the psychological processes of addiction. The RA will be responsible for day-to-day running of the project: preparing experiments using MATLAB, recruiting and testing participants, analysing data, writing scientific reports and papers, and presenting findings at local and international conferences.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An honours degree and/or postgraduate qualifications (Masters/PhD) in psychology/cognitive science or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting psychological experiments with human participants, and reporting results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and competence in statistical data analysis.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Find more information here.


Associate Professor Mike Le Pelley


T: (61 2) 9385 1294

Applications close: 17th February 2017 (AEDT)