Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Sydney, Australia
$86,024 to $97,432 p.a., comprising Salary of $72,691 to $82,331 p.a., + Super and Leave Loading
16 Feb 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2022
Ref 1461/22
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney. The vision for the Institute is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. To strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to be part of an exciting project funded by an ARC Discovery Project on “Imaging the human cerebellum during motor learning and timing”. The aim of the project is to develop new methods for non-invasive imaging of the cerebellum in the human brain, and to investigate the related functions of this structure in learning and in rhythm perception and production. The project outcomes will have potential clinical applications in the development of new diagnostic tests and procedures for assessment of cerebellar and balance dysfunction.

The Research Assistant will be part of a research team consisting of Professor Peter Keller and Associate Professor Manuel Varlet at MARCS Institute, WSU, and Professor James Colebatch, Dr Neil Todd, and Dr Senhil Govender UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, as well as collaborators at University College London.

Further information is available from our website -

For further information please refer to the attached Position Description.

This is a part-time (0.4 FTE), 2 year fixed-term appointment located on the Westmead Campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $86,024 to $97,432 p.a. (comprising Salary of $72,691 to $82,331 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)  (paid pro-rata)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Associate Professor Manuel Varlet,

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Monday 14 March 2022

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your fulltime Working Rights in Australian at time of application.

Please note, if successful in obtaining this position, you will be required to provide proof that you are double vaccinated against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in accordance with the University’s requirements to attend campus.