Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychopathology

Sydney, Australia
Nov 17, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 30, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity exist for a research role in cognitive psychology and part of international collaborations between Australia and the UK
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Psychology
  • Full-time Level A, 2.5 years fixed term, with a base salary of $93K - $103K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

We seek to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to manage the day-to-day running of an ARC-funded research project investigating the cognitive bases of psychopathology.   You will be required to conduct experimental psychology research with adult and child participants. Design and conduct research studies to investigate the role of basic cognitive function in the development of psychopathology. Provide assistance and supervision for students and research assistants within the research group. Analyse and interpret quantitative data and prepare talks and publications based on the results of the project.

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate who has:

  • a PhD in psychology, cognitive science or cognitive neuroscience (applicants who will be awarded their PhD degree before 1st February 2021 are eligible to apply)
  • high-level computing skills and experience in SPSS and languages such as R or Matlab
  • research experience with human participants
  • a track record and ability to publish research outcomes
  • demonstrated experience in completion of ethics and governance approval processes
  • a working with children check clearance.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres, including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

The School of Psychology provides an award course of accredited post-graduate training in clinical psychology Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) and combined MCP & PhD and in addition, maintains a Psychology Clinic, a community clinical service that allows trainees who are enrolled in the MCP to gain mandatory placement experience.

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 position description available from 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 1310/1120F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 30 November 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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