Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Sydney, Australia
02 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Psychology at UNSW is located in the Faculty of Science and has approximately 40 academic staff, 1600 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. The school earns more competitive research funding and publishes more Tier 1 journal articles per academic than any other School in Australia. Our academics are very well connected within Australia and internationally. Historically, the School has played a leadership role in research, teaching and professional issues. The School has an academically rigorous but supportive culture, excellent research facilities, and offers great opportunities for students, visitors and collaborators.

About the role

  • $73K-$98K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term August 2019
  • Full-time 35 hours per week

The role of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to contribute to the research activities of the Cognition Lab of the School of Psychology, specifically those activities funded by the ARC Discovery Project Grant, “Learning and choosing in a complex world”. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to contribute to the production of research output by publishing in high-quality international journals and will work on experimental and cognitive modelling approaches to the study of decision making.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Completion, or close to completion of a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Decision Sciences or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated expertise in experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated experience delivering high-quality project outcomes in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research, including preparing manuscripts, abstracts and grants and presenting research activities at seminars and conferences
  • Strong computational skills
  • High level analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of judgment and decision-making literature is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to the training of Research Assistants
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Danielle Navarro, Associate Professor


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