Research Associate in Performance Psychology

Perth, Australia
$68,768 - $93,178 (ALA) plus 9.5% superannuation
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences

Job No: TBA
Perth, Bentley Campus
Full time, fixed term, 12 months
$68,768 - $93,178 (ALA) plus 9.5% superannuation

 In 2017, Curtin University climbed into the top 200 universities worldwide, placing it in the top one per cent of tertiary institutions in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius.

Your new role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Associate to join a multidisciplinary team with expertise in psychology, sport science, physiology, and organisational behaviour, and contribute to the successful execution of a research program focused on team resilience. The research program is funded by the Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet), and involves a collaboration between researchers at Curtin University, Macquarie University, The University of Western Australia, and Defence Science and Technology. You will support the project lead, Associate Professor Daniel Gucciardi, and the team members in executing key aspects of the research process including but not limited to:

  • Designing and setting up of studies
  • Recruiting participants locally and nationally
  • Preparing study materials and equipment
  • Contributing to the development of new measurement tools
  • Running of lab experiments and field studies
  • Entering and managing data
  • Completing statistical analyses and disseminating the study results to key stakeholders.

You will bring to the role

  • A doctoral qualification in psychology (e.g. sport, organisational), or a related discipline with a strong psychology component (e.g. exercise science), or applied statistics (e.g. measurement and evaluation).
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative research methods (e.g. surveys, experiments).
  • Evidence of high quality verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project (e.g. participant recruitment, data management).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team (including academic staff and junior researchers) to complete tasks within set timeframes.
  • Willingness to travel interstate for data collection purposes (travel costs covered by the grant).

What we offer you

Faculty of Health Sciences offers an exciting career path including:

  • Innovative work that will make real-world health differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners

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Contact details

For further information please contact, Associate Professor Daniel Gucciardi on 08 9266 3653, or

Applications close: 5 pm, Tuesday 13th November 2018


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.