Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

University of Queensland



Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cognitive Neuroscience

Job No:509277

Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia


School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, with a strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. The School has collaborative relationships through cross-appointed staff with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Information about the School may be accessed on the School web site at

About This Opportunity

An opportunity exists to work with Prof Paul E. Dux, Dr. Hannah Filmer and Prof Jason Mattingley, developing your expertise and emerging research profile in Cognitive Neuroscience in both pure research and applied settings (military). Supported by grants from the ARC and Defence, this project will examine the neural substrates of combined brain training and stimulation (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) in a large-scale study using a range on brain imaging analysis techniques and approaches. A key focus will be on physiological individual differences factors that predict the impact of training and stimulation.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold, or be nearing completion, of a PhD in a relevant discipline area. This will be partnered with an emerging research profile, as evidenced by publications in reputed refereed journals and contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding. Your well-developed interpersonal skills has allowed you to build an emerging network of industry and professional contacts. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 2 years at Academic level A.

The base salary will be in the range $69,342 - $92,782, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $81,131 - $108,555.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 509277_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Paul Dux.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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