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Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Psychology
Monday, 27 April 2015 15:06

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow (Cognitive Psychology) in the School of Psychology at UNSW. The successful applicant will undertake work on experimental and cognitive modelling approaches to the study of decision making. The research is funded by an Australian Research Council Grant held jointly by Professor Ben Newell (School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney) and Dr Don van Ravenzwaaij (University of Newcastle, Australia).

The Fellow will be based in Ben Newell’s Lab at UNSW in Sydney but there will also be opportunities for working visits to Dr van Ravenzwaaij’s lab during the period of employment. The position offers an invaluable opportunity to join a dynamic team committed to high quality research into the cognitive mechanisms underlying decision making.

The salary is very competitive and further funds will be available for conference travel. The position is full time for 12 months with possibility for a 12 month extension.

Applicants must have completed (or be near completion of) a PhD in Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Decision Sciences or related discipline; high level skills in experimental design, statistical analysis; strong computational skills; the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Knowledge of the judgment and decision making literature is highly desirable.

The School of Psychology at UNSW is located in the Faculty of Science and has approximately 40 academic staff, 1600 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. The school earns more competitive research funding and publish more Tier 1 journal articles per academic than any other School in Australia. Our academics are very well connected within Australia and internationally. Historically, the School has played a leadership role in research, teaching and professional issues. The School has an academically rigorous but supportive culture, excellent research facilities, and offers great opportunities for students, visitors and collaborators.

Sydney is a superb international city and a fantastic place to live and work.

Information on how to apply and more details can be found here:

Application close:

31 May 2015

Do not hesitate to contact Ben Newell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for further information.