Research Officer in Cognitive Neuroscience

Monash University


Job No.: 601636

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $68,159 - $78,291 pa HEW Level 05 (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Officer to provide support for ongoing research projects within the Cognitive Neurology Laboratory at Monash University.

The Cognitive Neurology Laboratory studies the neurobiology of learning, memory and decision-making in health and disease. This position will work across a number of program studies involving cognitive neuroscience of decision-making and its impairments in healthy individuals and inpatient populations.

The key components of the work will involve performing a variety of techniques such as behavioural responses, pharmacological interventions, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and brain lesion studies.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in psychology
  • Strong research skills, including experience working with clinical populations, electroencephalography, and/or neuroimaging
  • A high level of computer literacy, including experience in programming (e.g., Matlab), data analysis (e.g., R), and stimulus delivery (e.g., Presentation).
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, and an understanding of confidentiality, privacy and information handling principles
  • Demonstrated project administration skills with the ability to support research projects in accordance with agreed standards and timeframes
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Ideally, we are seeking someone with a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BSc), preferably in psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biology, or a related field.

Candidates who have a focus on excellence in the delivery of this research are encouraged to apply.

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

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

This position is expected to commence on 2 March 2020.

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


Dr Trevor Chong, Senior Research Fellow, +61 3 9902 4222

Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 17 January 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

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