Research Associate in Clinical Neuroscience, ARAS

Magill, Australia
10 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy located at Magill campus
  • Full-time, three (3) year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $85,680 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)

About the Role

This newly created Research Associate position will contribute to the research relating to Drs Tobias Loetscher and Hannah Keage’s NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships, within the Cognitive Ageing and Impairment Neuroscience (CAIN) laboratory facility, part of the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Concentration. The role will work across several projects that are all aimed at predicting the presence and progression of cognitive impairment in late-life; activities span study development, experimental coding, data collection, to data processing and analysis. 

Skills and Experience 

A PhD qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, or engineering) is essential, as is experience in designing and coding psychological experimental studies. You will have the ability to analyse behavioural and neurophysiological data, using innovative methods, across multiple software packages, and an excellent research track record relative to opportunity. High level verbal and written communication skills, a strong statistical background and the ability to actively engage and supervise students will ensure success in the role. 

A University of Enterprise 

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. 

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility. 

Benefits on Offer 

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. 

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance. 

Lodging your Application 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Georgie Hart, Recruitment Consultant on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1203

Applications close: 9:00 am Friday 8 June 2018 

This position has been deemed prescribed and therefore the role will require the successful candidate to hold a current DHS Vulnerable Person Related Employment Screening assessment.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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