Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroeconomics

Sydney, Australia
$92,682 -$98,940 p.a. plus generous superannuation and leave loading
10 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
  • Develop your academic career in one of Australia’s top economics schools
  • Full-time, 2.5 year fixed term contract (with possible renewal), Academic Level A salary: $92,682 -$98,940 p.a. plus generous superannuation and leave loading

About the opportunity 

At this time, Associate Professor Agnieszka Tymula (University of Sydney) and Prof. Paul Glimcher (New York University) have an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in neuroeconomics.

In this role you will have the opportunity of investigating well-known behavioral “biases” in probability and value perception through the lens of experimental/behavioral economics and neurobiology, combining theory and methodology from both economics and neuroscience under the supervision of Agnieszka Tymula (primary supervisor) and Prof Paul Glimcher (associate supervisor).

Sydney has excellent resources for research in neuroeconomics. The facilities include a dedicated modern (less than one year old) computer laboratory for experimental economics research with 38 computer stations. A state-of-art magnetic resonance imaging scanner is located nearby at the Brain and Mind Centre. There is a reading group in neuroeconomics and a bi-weekly experimental economics seminar. You will additionally benefit from the intellectual capital at New York University.

The position is based at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney with opportunities to travel to NYU campuses for several week visits (in New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai). One or more of the NYU campuses are likely sites for collaborative brain imaging.

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 Research Fellow in Neuroeconomics with:

  • A completed, or about to complete, a PhD in Economics, Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field
  • Experience with collecting and analyzing experimental data
  • Evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of research papers.
  • Experience with functional neuroimaging (desirable).

About us

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 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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 candidate information pack 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 718/0419F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 May 2019 (Sydney time)

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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