Current Vacancies

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development are currently offering the following positions:


Ref 1194/18 Business Development Assistant, The MARCS Institute

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be employed by Western Sydney University on an ongoing, fixed-term or casual basis at the time of this advertisement.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University. Our programs of research investigate human communication through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

An exciting role is available for an energetic, creative and outcome-focused individual with strong business and communication skills to support our Institute Manager and Business Development Officer. Capacity to support new and existing local and national business relationships, develop draft budgets for contracts, partnerships and consultancies, and timely follow-through are vital to the role.
The successful applicant would be enthusiastic, committed, expected to work collaboratively in a team and be able to prioritise and balance conflicting demands to achieve positive results.

The position will be based on the Bankstown campus.

Remuneration Package: Higher Education Worker Level 4 $75,091 to $80,014 p.a. (comprising Salary $63,453 to $67,613 p.a., plus Superannuation, please Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Darlene Williams, (02) 9772 6726 or email dk.williams@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 24 June 2018

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To apply for this position and further information please visit the vacancies page - https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/employment/home/current_vacancies


Ref 1120/18 Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging (HEARing CRC), MARCS Institute

  • Bankstown Campus
  • Remuneration Package: $110,594 to $130,495 p.a.
  • Full time, fixed term for 1 year

The Multisensory Communication Program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in association with the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with high level skills and expertise in the broad area of speech perception in elderly people (with/without hearing-impairment).

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University. Our programs of research investigate human communication through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is a unique consortium of 21 research, clinical and industry organisations. The HEARing CRC was initially funded 2007-14 through the Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centre Programme, and is in its last year of a five year extension to continue developing new knowledge about hearing impairment and language development and new devices, therapies and service delivery models to improve the prevention, detection and remediation of hearing disorders. The post-doctoral project covers three Hearing CRC research area: XR3.3.3 Therapies To Improve Speech Perception In Elderly Adults With Auditory Processing Disorders.

The MARCS Institute in conjunction with the HEARing CRC is seeking an energetic, forward thinking, dynamic, and innovative scholar to take up this postdoctoral fellowship. The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in psychology, electrical engineering (signal processing), psycholinguistics or cognitive sciences.

The position will be based on the Bankstown campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B $110,594 to $130,495 p.a. (comprising Salary $99,777 to $117,818 p.a., plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Professor Chris Davis, (02) 9772 6855 or email chris.davis@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 1 July 2018

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To apply for this position and further information please visit the vacancies page - https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/employment/home/current_vacancies


Ref 1238/18 Research Officer, The MARCS Institute

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be employed by Western Sydney University on an ongoing, fixed-term or casual basis at the time of this advertisement.
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University. Our programs of research investigate human communication through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

The Research Officer will work closely with Dr Sandra Garrido and Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen to develop online programs and smartphone apps about music and mental health. The Research Officer will also work closely with stakeholders in design workshops, analyse focus group data, perform programming and app coding, and test the resulting online program.

The successful applicant will need to be able to coordinate multiple projects, and communicate clearly with the research team and external stakeholders about workflow, progress and code documentation.

The position will be based on the Bankstown campus.

Remuneration Package: Higher Education Worker Level 6 $55,802 to $59,834 pro rata (0.6) (comprising Salary $47,153 to $50,561 pro rata, plus Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Sandra Garrido, (02) 9772 6279 or email sandra.garrido@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 3 July 2018

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To apply for this position and further information please visit the vacancies page - https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/employment/home/current_vacancies