Research Fellow in Psychology

Monash, Australia
15 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences   


Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Three year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $66,706 - $90,532 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation) 

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a three year postdoctoral research fellow to be supported by an ARC discovery project. The successful applicant will join the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences working under the supervision of Professor Mark Bellgrove, Associate Professor Redmond O'Connell, and Dr James Coxon.

You will be part of a research program investigating the cognitive neuroscience of attention and decision making. Your primary responsibility will be to drive forward research combining non-invasive brain stimulation and recording (TMS-EEG) to understand the causal influence of attentional selection on perceptual decision making. This will comprise experiment design, along with the acquisition and analysis of electrophysiological and behavioural data from healthy human participants. Opportunities for patient work (stroke patients presenting with neglect) may arise.

The candidate's responsibilities:

  • To design experiments in conjunction with the principal investigators
  • To recruit participants, set-up equipment, acquire behavioural and physiological data, and perform sophisticated data analysis and statistics.
  • To prepare ethics applications and write-up results for publication in leading peer-reviewed neuroscience journals.
  • Attend and present work at meetings with colleagues and collaborators
  • With the support of the principal investigators, prepare for appropriate career advancement.

The candidate's attributes:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, biology, physiology, medicine etc.).
  • Demonstrated computer programming ability (e.g. portfolio of work via GitHub or Jupyter notebook).
  • Ability to run experimental sessions independently (preferably involving either TMS or EEG).
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent academic track record.
  • Ability to manage the day-to-day running of a research project including scheduling sessions and liaising with other researchers and staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, working co-operatively with senior and junior colleagues and sharing laboratory and research resources.

Essential skills: Programming in Matlab/Python (or similar). Experience with electrophysiological recording and analysis, either electroencephalography (EEG) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

Additional highly desirable skills: Demonstrated ability to learn new experimental techniques, previous research experience with concurrent TMS-EEG, sophisticated statistical analysis, a track record of obtaining competitive grant/fellowship funding.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs"


Professor Mark Bellgrove, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, 61 3 9902 4200

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Fellow

Closing Date

Saturday 31 March 2018, 11.55pm AEDT