Postdoctoral Fellow, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development, working with WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY


Working at the University of Western Sydney means you will be part of an organization ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world and a leader in research – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above global standards . We understand that the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just like we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is clearly research-driven and student-centred.

Located in the new Westmead Innovation Quarter (WIQ) – a visionary center for research, health, education and business located in the Westmead Health Quarter, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Brain Science Research Program at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development, Western Sydney University.

The position is associated with Dr. Celia Harris’ research program that deals with memory retrieval in experimental cognitive controlled studies as well as in the field, including with older people in the community and with elderly residents. In this position you will be responsible for assisting with a range of research projects. Duties may include conducting literature reviews, preparing ethics applications for WSU HREC, conducting experimental cognitive behavioral research with participants on campus as well as in the field, transcription, data coding, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and report writing for publication and industry partners. You will work more broadly within the Institute as a member of the MARCS AgeLab, attending team meetings and contributing to discussions, and may also participate in the supervision of undergraduate and research students higher level (HDR) as needed.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Western Sydney. The Institute’s vision is to optimize human interaction and well-being throughout life, and to strive to solve the problems that matter most. MARCS researchers come from many disciplines, including cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronics, and software engineering. Further information is available on our website –

http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/marcs

For more information, please refer to the attached job description.

The position is offered as a 2-year full-time fixed-term contract on the Westmead campus.

Remuneration: Academic level A $100,686 to $121,646 per year (salary $85,081 to $102,792, plus 17% superannuation and vacation).

Job requests: Please contact Dr Celia Harris via email [email protected]

Closing Date: 8:30 p.m., Sunday August 21, 2022.

Immigration Sponsorship

Employer visa sponsorship will be provided if required.

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