Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences

Hawthorn, Australia
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Postdoctoral Researcher role within Swinburne University
  • Fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary and benefits with flexible working options

About the Role 

The Postdoctoral Researcher is located in the Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences, which sits in the School of Health Sciences. This position will support research of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Lab. 

The appointee will have an established track-record of conducting research in the field of psychology. The candidate will have specialist knowledge of research into voice/perceptual experiences and transdiagnostic factors that contribute to mental health, and expertise in systematic reviews, communicating to specialist and lay audiences, and research administration. Through your research, you will make an original contribution to the advancement of research, which will have international recognition and will foster international collaborations.

This role will involve liaising with researchers and stakeholders from Australia, the UK, and India. It is expected that this will result in high quality research output that may result in further significant external research funding. The appointee will be expected to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team to support the Centre for Mental Health and Brain Sciences and the School to achieve its objectives. This can be a full-time or part-time appointment. However to meet project milestone deadlines, we are looking for a candidate who can commit to an early start.

About You  

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Using specialist knowledge with regards to voices/perceptual experiences produce high quality research for a specific project for the Wellcome Trust.
  • Coordinate and show research leadership by developing and sustaining a collaboration with stakeholders in multiple countries, including Australia, the UK, and India
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the scope and classification of the role and required within the scope of the project.
  • Contribute to the administration of your research the production of reports and other administrative duties as they arise.
  • Record and provide information to associated staff and stakeholders in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Work collaboratively across the University, across the Research Ecosystems and other central functions as required in order to deliver on Swinburne’s missions and strategies.


  • A postgraduate research degree (PhD or similar) in an area related to psychology or neuroscience.

About Swinburne University of Technology 

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

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For further information on this role please contact, Senior Lecturer of Psychology, Wei Lin Toh on wtoh@swin.edu.au

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au. 

Applications Close: Sunday 18 June 2023

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

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