Monday, May 2, 2016

The MARCS Institute/The HEARing CRC Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging Available

Ref 610/16 Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging (HEARing CRC), MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University

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 the Western Sydney University. 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 HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is a unique consortium of 22 research, clinical and industry organisations. The HEARing CRC was initially funded 2007-14 through the Commonwealth Government Cooperative Research Centre Programme, and has recently received a five year funding extension to continue developing new devices, therapies and service delivery models.

This post-doctoral project covers three Hearing CRC research areas: Measurement of Real-Life Impact of Hearing Disorders; Tools for Identifying the Role of Attention in Difficult Listening Situations and Therapies to Improve Speech Perception in Elderly Adults with Auditory Processing Disorders.

The successful applicant is expected to be developing a strong international standing and research reputation, based on an excellent research background in psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, or cognitive sciences.

The position is full-time for a period of 3 years and will be based on the Bankstown campus.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level A (Step 3-4) $93,659 to $99,365 p.a. (comprising Salary $84,498 to $89,646 p.a., plus 9.5% Superannuation, plus Leave Loading)

After 12 months continuous service the appointee may be eligible for 17% employer superannuation contribution.

Position Enquiries: Professor Chris Davis, email

Closing Date:22 May 2016

For further information regarding this position will be available on the University positions vacant page from Friday 22 April -


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