Current Vacancies

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development has the following positions available -


Ref 1078/17 - Senior Administration Officer - BabyLab, MARCS Institute

***WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY INTERNAL STAFF ONLY***

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.

MARCS BabyLab is a world-leading research facility dedicated to research in early language and cognitive development. Currently located on two campuses of Western Sydney University (Bankstown and Kingswood with a third at Westmead campus approved for construction later this year) with partner labs around the Asia-Pacific area, it hosts state-of-the art equipment for behavioural and neurophysiological research with infants and young children from 0 to 12 years of age. The BabyLab is a large and dynamic community of researchers, students, and administrative staff who strive to maintain a comfortable and friendly environment for infants and their families as well as a hub for cutting-edge experimental research.

We are seeking a Senior Administrative Officer with the proven ability to be self-motivated, energetic, work independently and collaboratively.

The Senior Administration Officer-BabyLab is responsible for providing high level administrative support for the BabyLab. A key responsibility of this position is to provide well organised, structured and efficient service. The BabyLab facility is spread over multiple campuses with significant international collaborations, so excellent organisational and communication skills are essential.

Please refer to the position description for further information.

Applications should be made through the University website - Employment - Current Vacancies.

This is a full time, ongoing position based at our Bankstown Campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $91,089 to $97,671 p.a. (comprising salary $76,971 to $82,533 p.a, plus 17% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Darlene Williams (dk.williams@westernsydney.edu.au)

Closing Date: 9th July 2017


Ref 1081/17 Research Assistant - BabyLab,  MARCS Institute

***WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY INTERNAL STAFF ONLY***

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.

MARCS BabyLab is a world-leading research facility dedicated to research in early language and cognitive development. Currently located on two campuses of Western Sydney University (Bankstown and Kingswood with a third at Westmead campus approved for construction later this year) with partner labs around the Asia-Pacific area, it hosts state-of-the art equipment for behavioural and neurophysiological research with infants and young children from 0 to 12 years of age. The BabyLab is a large and dynamic community of researchers, students, and administrative staff who strive to maintain a comfortable and friendly environment for infants and their families as well as a hub for cutting-edge experimental research.

We are seeking a Research Assistant with the proven ability to be self-motivated, energetic, work independently and collaboratively.

The primary responsibility of the Research Assistant is to conduct infant research studies within the BabyLab, studies designed and directed by Academic Researchers. The Research Assistant will be involved in intensive recruitment exercises in collaboration with the MARCS BabyLab Academic Leader, and the BabyLab Senior Administrative Officer to bolster participation at all BabyLab existing and upcoming locations, and to maintain such recruitment over time.

Please refer to the position description for further information.

Applications should be made through the University website - Employment - Current Vacancies.

This position is part time (0.4 FTE) and fixed term (until 31 December 2017) and will be required to work across the Kingswood, Bankstown and Westmead Campuses.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $29,744 to $33,689 p.a (comprising $26,835 to $30,394 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)
Note: the above salary ranges are at the pro-rata rates based on 0.4 of the full time equivalent.

Position Enquiries: Darlene Williams (dk.williams@westernsydney.edu.au).

Closing Date: 9th July 2017


Ref 1080/17 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

The Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience Program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with high level skills and expertise in the areas of Machine Learning or Computational Neuroscience.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Western Sydney. Research at MARCS is conducted in five interdisciplinary research programs: Biomedical Engineering & Neuroscience, Human-Machine Interaction, Multisensory Communication, Music Cognition & Action and Speech & Language. MARCS is located on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta campuses.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will perform research on Bayesian Inference, Probabilistic Generative Modelling, Machine Learning, and Bio-Inspired Neural Implementations of Approximate Inference Methods. The Research Project will seek to extend the existing capabilities of neuromorphic event-based sensing and processing technologies with the specific aim of developing probabilistic event-based algorithms for sensory processing.

We are seeking an energetic, forward thinking, dynamic, and innovative scholar to take up this Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in this field.

Please refer to the position description for further information.

 Applications should be made through the University website - Employment - Current Vacancies

This position is a full time, 3 year fixed term contract and is based on Penrith Campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $85,330 to $103,092 p.a (comprising salary $76,984 to $93,008 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Professor Andre van Schaik 02 4736 0668, email: A.VanSchaik@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 16th July 2017