|| Postdoctoral Fellow
||School of Psychology
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral
Fellow in the School of Psychology to work primarily on
an ARC Linkage Project, “Training for Adaptability:
The Role of Errors, Exceptions and Rules of Thumb”.
In collaboration with fire services in NSW and Qld, this
project aims to develop theoretical and evidenced-based
training in the prediction of fire behaviour among novice
and experienced firefighters.
The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers
and PhD students based at the University of Sydney and the
University of Queensland to undertake both laboratory and
field-based experiments investigating ways of developing
effective and adaptive knowledge that can support complex
decision-making in risky situations. The position is partly
supported by the NSW Fire Brigades, the NSW Rural Fire Service
and the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and the applicant
will be expected to work in collaboration with industry
representatives and academic staff across organisations.
The position offers excellent opportunities for an academically-rich
applied research experience.
Essential criteria include: a PhD in psychology, experience
in experimental or applied psychological research and evidence
of successful dissemination of research outcomes, excellent
oral and written communication skills, high-level IT skills,
and the ability to manage experimental programs. A thorough
background in cognitive psychology and experience in the
delivery of training or successful interactions with government
or industry would be advantageous.
The position is full-time fixed term for one year, subject
to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for
new appointees. There is the possibility of a further offer
of employment for up to one year subject to funding and
For further information contact: Prof.
Sally Andrews (Ph: 9351 8297, fax: 9351 2603, email: email@example.com)
or Prof. Beryl Hesketh (Ph: 9351 2754, fax: 9351 6720, email:
Remuneration package: $63,289 - $67,937
p.a. (which includes a base salary Level A $53,480 - $57,408
p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution
Closing: 2 September 2004