Ref 5424/22 Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Infant Studies

MARCS Institute for Brain Behaviour and Development

About Western
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

About the Role
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is seeking to appoint an outstanding and innovative scholar to complement and strengthen our research in Infant Studies.

In this position you will contribute to leading, promoting, and developing research engagement associated with the BabyLab and ensuring that the BabyLab is nationally and globally recognised for high-quality basic science and, impactful translational research.  You will address local and national research priorities and may include forging new collaborative partnerships with external organisations, schools, early learning, and healthcare providers.

The vision for MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. We strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute’s research brings together staff and students from all 3 clusters including the disciplines cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering. Further information is available from our website –

For further information please refer to the position description.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 3 years based at the Westmead Campus, located in the Westmead Health and Medical Research Precinct.

About You
You will hold a PhD in psychology or a related discipline with demonstrated expertise in the areas of Psychology together with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team as well as working independently.

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.

Remuneration Package:
Academic Level B $127,812 to $150,817 p.a. (salary $108,003 to $127,531, plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Academic Level C $155,383 to $178,242 p.a. (salary $131,433 to $150,971, plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor Susan Hespos via

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 15 January 2023.

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Please note: Employer Visa sponsorship will be provided if required.

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For further information and details on how to apply, please visit the University vacancies page.