Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Human Factors Psychologist (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
  • Gain cutting edge research experience with a key player in industry
  • 10 month Contract on offer with the option to extend
  • Central Melbourne location



Our Client, a well-known organisation with an extensive research facility based in Melbourne, is currently looking for an experienced Postdoctoral Research Scientist with experience examining Human Factors to join their team. Initially a 10 month Contract, with the possibility of extension.



As the successful applicant, you will have a PhD in Psychology and experience in the investigation of Human factors such as vision, visual perception, cognitive science, human-computer interactions, ergonomics or a similar field. This position works to optimise human performance and safety at work through investigation, quantification and resolution of various human factors stressors to which people may be exposed.

Applying your knowledge of relevant theory, you will be required to conduct literature reviews, design key experiments, generate and collect data, perform appropriate statistical analysis, write reports and generate appropriate scientific reports/articles.



To be considered for this role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a PhD in Psychology or related discipline
  • Have research experience in vision science, human-computer interactions, visual perception, cognitive science, ergonomics, workplace safety, or similar
  • Experience analysing quantitative statistical data in a research setting
  • Proven ability to conduct literature reviews, collect data, write reports and scientific publications
  • Computer programming skills with the use of programs such as MATLAB would be highly desirable but not mandatory
  • Ability to operate computer controlled laboratory equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a team member or individually under general direction
  • Proven ability to produce results in a set time frame
  • Due to the technical nature of this role, you must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have rights to work in Australia



Applications close at 2 pm Friday 1st August 2014. To be considered for this role please apply at your earliest convenience by using the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter to ChemSkill. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call Natalie or Emily on 03 9516 0100.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of candidates we can only contact those with suitable qualifications and experience. Please note, however, that your resumes will remain on our database and be considered for additional suitable roles.

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.