Research Fellow in Psychology

Monash University School of Psychological Sciences


Research Fellow in Psychology

Job No.: 642592

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $72,927 - $98,975 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

Reporting to Associate Professor, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences, The Postdoctoral Research Fellow provides a variety of high-quality research services to support the operations of the Epidemiology of Dementia (Epi-D) Research Group led by Associate Professor Matthew Pase. This includes contributing to the groups key initiatives including prospective cohort studies, clinical studies, and consortia focused on (1) understanding risk and protective factors for cognitive impairment and dementia and (2) validating biomarkers to improve dementia prediction and diagnosis.

You will be expected to contribute towards the research effort of the university and develop your research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects, specific duties required may include:

  • The conduct of research under limited supervision either as a member of a team or, where appropriate, independently and the production or contribution to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research
  • Involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
  • Limited administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research of the academic
  • Experimental design and operation of advanced laboratory and technical equipment or conduct of advanced research procedures
  • Attendance at meetings associated with research or the work of the organisational unit to which the research is connected and/or at departmental, school and/or faculty meetings and/or membership of a limited number of committees
  • Advice within the field of the staff member's research to postgraduate students

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualifications in psychology, neurology, or a closely related field and have knowledge in the field of brain science, such as the study of cognition, cognitive disorders, neuropsychology, cognitive neurology, dementia, stroke, or brain imaging.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

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Associate Professor Matthew Pase, Associate Professor (Research), +61 401 267 924

Position Description

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Closing Date

Tuesday 6 December 2022, 11:55pm AEDT


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