Lecturer in Brain Dynamics and Neurophysics
The University of Sydney

School of Physics

Closing date: 30th November 2016

  • Opportunity to contribute to world-leading physics education and research
  • Academic Level B, with flexibility for part time position
  • Permanent position, remuneration package: $117k-$139k p.a. pro-rata, which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The School of Physics wishes to make a continuing academic appointment in the area of brain dynamics and neurophysics at Level B (Lecturer). This position is closely linked to the CRC for Alertness, Safety, and Productivity, so your research will be closely aligned with the Centre's industry-related research program for the first three years. Your research will involve physics-based mathematical and computational modeling of relevant brain systems.

The School is one of the largest schools of physics in Australia. We provide an exceptional teaching and research-training environment for our students and we strive for research of the highest quality that has impact beyond Australia.

The School is seeking to lift the representation of women and to improve its cultural diversity, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates and/or those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The successful applicant will fulfil the following essential criteria:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification in physics, applied mathematics, theoretical or computational neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a closely-related field with a strong background in physics and mathematics.
  • Ability to work both independently with limited supervision and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to contribute effectively to research teams, especially including ones involving industry partners. Demonstrated capacity to develop and foster collaborations with other research groups in Australia and/or internationally.
  • Ability to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in the field of physically-based brain dynamics and neurophysics, including experience beyond abstract computational neuroscience and signal analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research, especially where industry-related.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability at a tertiary level.
  • High-quality research track record in brain dynamics and/or neurophysics, with a substantial publication record.

To be considered, it is essential that you address the online selection criteria.

General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner on 02 8627 0934.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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