Research Assistant - Psychology

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • Nov 15, 2023

Job Description:

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Psychology at UNSW is the leading Psychology school in Australia. It is located in the Faculty of Science and is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellence in research and teaching. It offers world class undergraduate psychology degrees, as well as postgraduate professional Masters training in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, an online Graduate Diploma program, and a PhD research program with over 120 students. 40 academic staff conduct experimental research in many areas of Psychology, including behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, perception, learning, memory and cognition, as well as health, social, developmental, clinical and forensic psychology. UNSW Psychology is the only School in the southern hemisphere ranked in the top 30 by discipline in the THES, QS and ARWU rankings. The School has well equipped research and teaching facilities and attracts outstanding staff and students from Australia and overseas. UNSW is located 5 km from the centre of Sydney and is close to other research centres, teaching hospitals, transport, shopping, and beaches.

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The Research Assistant will play a key role supporting on ARC funded projects in the laboratory of Dr Philip Jean-Richard Dit Bressel located in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. The position will be responsible for assisting in data processing, stereotaxic surgery and post-operative care of animals, behavioural testing and fibre photometry.

About the role

The role reports to Philip Jean-Richard Dit Bressel and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Philip Jean-Richard Dit Bressel
Applications close: December 12th, 2023

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