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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Reading Acquisition

Apply now Job no: 507415
Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship, Education/Training, Academic - All Academic positions

  • Salary Package: Academic level A from 73,216 to 98,588 p.a. plus employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: 1 Full-time fixed term, 1 part-time (3 days/wk)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are looking for two postdoctoral research fellows to join the Department of Cognitive Science and the Macquarie University Centre for Reading to work on a new project funded by the Australian Research Council, “When reading takes off: children’s word learning during independent reading”.


About You

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Cognitive Science, with a passion for understanding how children learn to read. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

About Us

The Department of Cognitive Science is dedicated to developing our theoretical understanding of how the mind and brain work and applying that knowledge to solving today’s most significant challenges and improving people’s lives. With state of the art facilities and located in the Australian Hearing Hub.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Position 1 (1.0FTE)

  • PhD in children’s reading development or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in using state-of-the-art eye-tracking equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, running and analysing experimental studies
  • Proven experience working with school-aged children
  • Demonstrated expertise in using the latest statistical packages, including RStudio

    Position 2 (0.6FTE)

  • PhD in children’s reading development or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and co-ordinating large research projects
  • Proven experience working with school-aged children

Employment in this position is conditional upon holding a Working with Children Check Clearance.

This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements and requires a current and valid Working with Children Check Clearance for NSW.  You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Anne Castles, anne.castles@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Lesley McKnight, Lesley.mcknight@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: 21 February 2020 time at 11:55pm

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