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Post-doc position, Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, Sydney

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Postdoctoral Fellow in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (Ref 1134/14)
The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Full Time, 2 Year Fixed Term Appointment (with the possibility of a 2 year extension)

The MARCS Institute, a research institute of the University of Western Sydney (UWS), studies the scientific bases of human communication. Research at MARCS is conducted in five interdisciplinary research programs: Music Cognition & Action, Speech & Language, Bioelectronics & Neuroscience, Multisensory Processing, and Human Machine Interaction. MARCS is located on the Bankstown, Campbelltown, Kingswood and Parramatta Campuses. 

MARCS seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Music Cognition & Action research program. The position is associated with an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship awarded to Associate Professor Peter Keller. The grant provides funding for a 4-year project entitled “Psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms underlying human interaction in musical contexts”. The aim of the project is to investigate the behavioural and neural mechanisms that underpin an individual’s ability to synchronize with others during musical activities such as ensemble performance. These mechanisms will be examined by studying relationships between performance on sensorimotor synchronization tasks, social variables (e.g. personality), and brain structure and function in naturalistic and laboratory settings. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have demonstrated research experience in cognitive neuroscience, specifically neuroimaging, with a desirable focus on auditory temporal processing, sensorimotor integration, human motor control, or a related topic. The Postdoctoral Fellow should have knowledge of anatomical and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data acquisition and analysis techniques for estimating structural, functional, and effective connectivity between brain regions. 

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-4) $94,027 to $99,756 p.a. (comprising Salary $79,454 to $84,295 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Associate Professor Peter Keller: p.keller@xxxxxxxxxx 

Closing Date: 2 November 2014

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For further information on how to apply, please visit the Vacancies Website - http://careers.uws.edu.au/Current-Vacancies

Peter Keller 
Associate Professor, The MARCS Institute 
University of Western Sydney 
Locked Bag 1797 
Penrith NSW 2751 

Phone: +61 2 9772 6722
Fax: +61 2 9772 6040