Research Fellow in Psychology

Monash University

Research Fellow - Psychology

Job No.: 641239

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment 

Remuneration: $72,927 - $98,975 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

In this collaborative and multidisciplinary project, you will focus on employing and extending active inference – a framework for defining how neural networks self-optimise in highly dynamic and uncertain environments – along with in vitro neural network recordings to understand the governing principles of learning in biological and artificial neural networks. The project is within a wider collaboration of Associate Professor Adeel Razi with Professor Anil Seth (Sussex), Professor Blake Richards (McGill), Professor Yoshua Bengio (Mila and The University of Montreal) and our industrial partner.

To be successful in this role:

This position is suited to a highly motivated individual who holds a doctoral qualification in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, Machine Learning, Applied Physics and Mathematics, Computational Neuroscience or a closely related field.

You will have: demonstrated analytical and manuscript preparation skills; including a track record of refereed research publications in computational or mathematical modelling of natural systems, reinforcement learning, active inference, computational neuroscience and relevant areas; the ability to solve complex problems by using discretion, innovation and the exercise diagnostic skills and/or expertise; and excellent planning and organisational skills.

Monash benefits include:

  • Professional development and study support
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Health and well-being initiatives
  • Generous parental leave and on-site childcare
  • On-site services available to staff at our campuses including on-site gym, pool, bookshop, health service, post office
  • Salary packaging options available and staff discounts

If this sounds like a position that suits your career aspirations, we can’t wait to receive your application!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the key selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

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Dr Adeel Razi, Associate Professor, Monash Biomedical Imaging +61 3 9905 0109

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 9 October 2022, 11:55pm AEDT