Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and driven postdoctoral research fellow to join the Time in Brain and Behaviour Laboratory led by Hinze Hogendoorn at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne.

The position is part of an ARC-funded Discovery Project to study the role of prediction in visual perception, attention, and eye movements. The successful candidate will use psychophysics, eye-tracking and time-resolved EEG decoding approaches to investigate how the brain compensates for its own processing delays to allow us to act effectively in the present.

The position is for 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension. Salary is at Level A or B depending on qualifications (starting at AUD 91,125 per year plus 9.5% employer superannuation contributions - Australian postdoctoral salaries are extremely competitive). Starting date is second half 2019.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in Cognitive (neuro)science, Biology, Psychology, or related cognate discipline
  • An excellent track record of publications relative to opportunity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrable programming fluency in Matlab
  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills
  • Ambition to excel in a research career
  • Experience with neuroimaging, particularly EEG and/or MVPA
  • The Timing Lab is a young, rapidly growing group of enthusiastic researchers, where we value curiosity, inspiration, collaboration and initiative. It is part of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, one of the leading schools of psychology in Australia. We have excellent facilities and support for research, including access to state-of-the-art neuroimaging equipment, and unmatched possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration in the broader Parkville precinct. Melbourne is a vibrant, culturally rich city that has been voted World’s Most Liveable City for 7 years running.

    Applications should include A) a cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria, B) a curriculum vitae with relevant information, including publications, and C) contact details of three references. The deadline for application is June 30, 2019.

    For more information or informal enquiries please contact Hinze Hogendoorn (hhogendoorn@unimelb.edu.au).