Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Psychiatry/Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing

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Sydney, Australia
19 Jun 2019
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19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Psychiatry / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The School of Psychiatry is widely reputed as the pre-eminent psychiatric research department in the country, and one of the leading university groups internationally. The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the School of Psychiatry is an international centre of excellence in multidisciplinary research into the ageing brain, including examining various aspects of cognitive disorders and dementia, as well as undertaking research into the prevention, treatment and assessment of cognitive ageing.

CHeBA is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will be involved in a study to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between cognition and measures of social health. The study is a part of a EU joint program Neurodegenerative Disorders (JPND) project. The project, entitled “Social Health And Reserve in the Dementia patient journey” (SHARED) involves Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK with external collaborators in Italy, USA and Indonesia. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for the coordination of the study in Sydney, liaison with investigators and researchers in each of the other sites, and data harmonisation and analysis.

About the role

  • $95K-102Kplus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading pro rata
  • Fixed Term for 12 months from date of appointment with good prospects of renewal
  • Part time (28 hours per week)

As a Postdoctoral Fellow you will investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal information using statistical techniques; supervise a Research Assistant; develop research proposals and ethics applications; communicate and maintain relationships with research teams in partner countries. You will also prepare manuscripts and reports, coordinate and manage data harmonisation and analysis and liaise with external governmental agencies.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD degree in Psychology, Public Health or a related discipline
  • Evidence of research experience and outputs
  • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to meet project deadlines and priorities
  • High level of statistical knowledge and excellent computer literacy skills including MS Excel, Access and other statistical packages such as SPSS
  • Demonstrated meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven data management ability

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria found in the position description in their application.


Ms Angie Russell, Centre Manager, CHeBA
T: (02) 3985 7357

Applications close: 11PM 19th July 2019

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