Research Fellow, The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)

Sydney, Australia
04 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Australian Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

About the roles:

  • 3 year Fixed-term, Full-Time opportunity
  • Academic Level A/B: $76,570 - $126, 386 (+ 17% superannuation & Leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

The Research Fellow will be involved in a number of ongoing epidemiological drug and alcohol research projects predominantly forming part of the Drug Trends program. The Drug Trends program is entering an exciting new phase, adopting novel methods to respond to new challenges in monitoring substance use and innovative communication strategies to reach national and international audiences. The Research Fellow will build a strong track record in studying the epidemiology of illicit drug/alcohol use and related harms, as well as shaping monitoring of drug use and harms in Australia into the future. The role of Research Fellow reports to the study Chief Investigator.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed PhD in a relevant discipline, including public health, epidemiology, social science, biostatistics or data science.
  • Applied knowledge and experience in a health/medical field. Track record of studying the epidemiology of substance use and harms would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and in advanced quantitative data analyses. Experience in analysing trends over time and/or in data visualisation would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Level B (in addition to above)

  • Strong research output, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals and publications and success in applying and/or attracting competitive research funding.
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out independent research as indicated by a proven track record of writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: Dr Amy Peacock


Applications close: 11 pm 4th August 2019

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