Australia:Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position(s) in Psychoogy at University of Sydney

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Description:Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position(s)University of Sydney. Up to two positions are now available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate human perception of surface and materialproperties as part of a scientific team based within the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. Duties include (but not limited to) the design and implementation of studies into the perception of surface and material properties (e.g., lightness, colour, gloss, texture, translucency, 3D surface shape perception); and communicating results to the broader international scientific community.

Eligibility: The successful candidate should ideally have demonstrated experience in conducting psychophysical research and have recently completed a PhD in vision science or related field. Applicants who are expected to be awarded their PhD degree within the next two months are also encouraged to apply.You will join a team lead by Professor Bart Anderson and have the opportunity to conduct research in a vibrant academic environment of talented vision scientists based at the University of Sydney and other
institutions around broader Sydney. The University of Sydney is Australia€  ’²s first University with an outstanding reputation for academic and research excellence. The School of Psychology is Australia€  ’²s oldest psychology department with a proud history of research achievement. For more information about the school please visit:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Desired skills include knowledge and experience in image processing, image analysis and 3D graphical simulation of lighting models (i.e., 3D ray tracing). Ability to implement software programs in C/C++,
Matlab, and/or Python for stimulus generation, data acquisition and data analysis is also desirable. Demonstrated current knowledge or ability to implement statistical techniques for the analysis of psychophysical data is also desirable. The position is fixed term initially for 12 months subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Further offers may be available subject toperformance, needs and funding. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. Remuneration package: up to $99k p.a. (which includes base salary at level A up to $76k p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer€  ’²s contribution to superannuation). Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with skills and experience. Some relocation cost support will be provided and visa sponsorship will be available if required.

To Apply: To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. The selection criteriacan be downloaded by clicking on the link at the bottom of this advertisement. Please note that resumes need to include a list of publications and contact details of at least three referees. Initial enquiries can be directed to Fabrice No€  ël on +61 2 8627 1218 or by email

CLOSING DATE:  23 September 2013
(11.30pm Sydney time) In addition to the formal application process outlined above, interested candidates are encouraged to contact Bart Anderson directly, or University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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