Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to research into the study of consciousness
  • Located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the offices of the Central Clinical School
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term with a base salary of $96K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Central Clinical School  at the University of Sydneyis currently welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to undertake research into the mechanisms of consciousness and sensory disconnection, through collecting and analyzing imaging and electroencephalogram (EEG) data.  Working closely under the supervision of Professor Robert Sanders, research areas will include the analysis of EEG and imaging data from subjects undergoing sedation/anaesthesia; the analysis of EEG and imaging data from subjects with and without postoperative delirium (confusion) or dementia pathologies; and the analysis of multimodal data using advanced statistical methods.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow who:

  • has completed a PhD in neuroscience, or related fields within the last 60 months and demonstrates commitment to neuroscience research
  • demonstrates skills in acquisition and analysis of EEG data including cleaning of data, power spectral analyses as well as connectivity and/or complexity analyses
  • demonstrates skills in analysis of imaging data including functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • demonstrates strong statistical experience
  • demonstrates excellent communication skills and has a strong publication record
  • has experience in writing successful grant applications
  • has experience supervising students

About us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health brings together the areas of dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy, health sciences and public health to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to solving modern day healthcare problems.

By integrating the best minds and resources from our schools, clinical schools, disciplines and research bodies, the newly formed Faculty of Medicine and Health is designed to harness collaboration and translate research into education and clinical practice.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1102/0920F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 14 October 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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