Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Medicine

Sydney, Australia
AU$108,000 per annum + Super
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Develop your academic career in a multidisciplinary ARC Centre of Excellence
  • Located at the Sydney Medical School on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full time, fixed term until 31st March 2023 offering a base salary of $108K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Research Fellow is based in the Central Clinical School of the Faculty of Health and Medicine. The position is part of a new Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre, The Life Course Centre is an exciting new research initiative which will identify the pathways through which social and economic disadvantage are perpetuated over the life course, within communities, and across generations. Its vast research network comprises an inter-disciplinary team of renowned social scientists based at four Australian universities, NGOs, government departments, and eminent international research affiliates.

This Research Fellow will focus on developing a research program in sleep and circadian rhythms in families and disadvantaged populations, particularly those with mental health and neurodevelopmental problems in liaison with University of Queensland and other sleep research teams at the Brain and Mind Centre, CPC and Woolcock. The aim is to develop this aspect of key clinical cohorts and other groups with our partners, develop and evaluate current and novel interventions, including environmental and behavioural approaches, and explore novel metrics and analytic approaches supported by Centre data and behavioural science experts and associates. There is significant scope to develop your skills and drive the direction of this program.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Research Fellow who:

  • has completed a PhD in a health, psychology, behavioural or data science discipline
  • has a strong research interest in the field of sleep, circadian rhythms, and behavioural sciences
  • has demonstrated ability in analysis of longitudinal observational data, preferably with biomarker and/ or trial experience
  • can show evidence of the ability to conduct independent research and assume responsibility for the development and completion of protocols, study governance processes e.g. HREC applications and research papers
  • has demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team, and work with other members of staff to meet the aims and deadlines of a project
  • can work with clinical teams and disadvantaged populations
  • has or can obtain necessary clearance to work in health settings and with children
  • has a track record in research and writing and the potential to develop further research expertise through various projects.


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:59 pm on the 21st April

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