Research Fellow (B) (with PhD), School of Psychology

Updated: 21 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Sep 2021

Job no:505935
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level B

(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, full-time opportunity available until June 2023. 

The University of Adelaide is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a cross-disciplinary project involving experts in both AI and human performance.

The Intelligent Decision Superiority Research Network (iDS) is an initiative of the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and is part of the Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) priority research theme of the Department of Defence Next Generation Technology Fund. In particular, iDS seeks to leverage the wider science, technology and innovation capability in academia, industry and government research agencies to develop and demonstrate future ISR concepts.

In this role, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, program and carry out human behavioural experiments and contribute to modelling the behaviours of a human analyst undertaking time-critical tasks, and also contribute to the application of game theory to the monitoring and shaping of interactions between human analysts and AI agents. You will be expected to contribute to publications in leading journals and conferences and seminar programs.

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 Psychology, Neuroscience, vision science or computer science, or such combination of relevant qualifications and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking postdoctoral research activities commensurate with those expected at this level.
  • 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, experimental design.
  • To be eligible to hold a Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence security clearance as defined at

Due to the requirement of needing to be eligible for an Australian Department of Defence security clearance, this opportunity is only open to applicants who hold Australian citizenship or are eligible for Australian citizenship at the time of application.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

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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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 26 September 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 enquiries, 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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