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the Psychology of Time 

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REFERENCE NO. 2056/1111

  • Investigate the psychology and perception of time
  • New grant funded research project
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed term, attractive remuneration package: $92.6K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney has received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the nature of time using psychological and philosophical approaches.

The project is entitled New Agendas for the Study of Time: Connecting the Disciplines and will focus on asking which aspects of time belong to which disciplines in order to reinvigorate, and perhaps resolve, age-old puzzles. In achieving this, we will bring a new clarity to the study of time in a global sense, and set the agenda for the subject’s future.

As part of the project the University will be making four appointments, each in different disciplinary areas.

This particular Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PRF) will work on the psychology of time and be situated in the School of Psychology. In this role you will work with Associate Professor Alex Holcombe and others to:

1. produce research on the psychology of time, focusing on questions such as:
- temporal aspects of consciousness, attention, and/or perception;
- dynamics of perceptual mechanisms;
- the representations of time that contribute to conscious awareness of time

2. publish in journals of high standing, and possibly contribute to chapters in books related to the project

3. take an interdisciplinary perspective on your research, which in part will involve continued communication between this role and the other three PRA appointments (which will deal with the history and philosophy of the scientific study of time, the philosophy of physics of time, and the metaphysics of time respectively) as well as participation in at least two of the four international meetings

4. contribute to public discussion on the psychology of time

5. contribute to administration of the project, possibly including its conferences, outreach, and books

To be successful in this role you will have:

-completed your PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or an associated field by the project start date of 1 January, 2013
-a strong research record in temporal aspects of psychology, perception or neuroscience with a promising research trajectory and expertise in the field
-an interdisciplinary perspective
-an understanding of psychophysical and psychology experiment design
-experience analysing data from psychophysical, neuroscientific or psychological experiments using a command-line tool.

Desirable for appointment is your:

-administrative experience, especially in organizing workshops/seminars
-experience programming psychophysical experiments in Psychopy, MATLAB, or similar
-publications in temporal aspects of psychology or neuroscience.

This position represents an outstanding opportunity to capitalize on your previous training and advance your research career.

Please note that the start date for this position will be early January 2013.

Remuneration package: $92,604 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $78,252 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 1 March 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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