Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD), School of Psychology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Aug 2021

Job no:505851
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level A

(Level A) $71,401 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Full-time, fixed term opportunity available for two years

Defence Science and Technology Group and the Dismount Combat Program within the Australian Army have funded a University of Adelaide project “Impact of latency on human perception and physical movement”. This Project is part of a Defence initiative that aims to optimise the design and application of information displays and interfaces for enhancing the performance of the dismounted combatant. Emerging digital display devices aim to augment the dismounted combatant’s ability to operate in complex and dynamic environments through the presentation of information in new and novel ways. However these technologies present significant human factors risks particularly relating to perception and cognition. The overarching objective of the research project is to assist in defining system requirements, informing acquisition decisions and assisting in the development and application of technologies that will provide human-system performance benefits. This project is cross-disciplinary involving experts in vision science, biomechanics, computational modelling, education and augmented and virtual reality.

The Active Vision Lab (AVL) is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher. In this role, you will be expected to participate in, and contribute to the AVL, School of Psychology, School of Medicine and other research seminar series as appropriate. The successful candidate will contribute to publications in leading international journals and conferences. You will also contribute to time-critical project related outputs and outcomes including project reports and briefings for Defence clients.

Opportunities will be provided for conference travel, and travel for the purposes of facilitating research collaborations with Australian and international partners, as appropriate.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD from an Australian Higher Education Organisation (or equivalent) in behavioural neuroscience, biomechanics, vision science, engineering and computer science, or have equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • A demonstrated record of publications in leading academic journals and conferences commensurate with that expected at this level.
  • Demonstrated experience in programming human behavioural experiments.
  • Demonstrated experience in systems integration, computational modelling and programming in Matlab or Python or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • To be eligible to hold a Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence security clearance as defined as: .

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The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Applications close 11:55pm, 12 August 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anna Ma-Wyatt
School of Psychology
P: +61 (8) 8313 5660

For application related queries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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