Research Fellow, School of Psychiatry

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Sydney, Australia
11 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Psychiatry

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
  • Location Sydney NSW Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

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 School is located at the University’s teaching hospitals at Prince of Wales, St Vincent’s, St George and Liverpool, as well as Justice Health and the Rural Clinical School.

About the role

  • Level B - A$107,210 – A$126,386 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Fixed Term, 2 year contract (with excellent prospects for renewal)
  • Full-time position (35 hours per week)

The Research Fellow will work on a NHMRC funded project embedded within the NSW Child Development Study (NSW-CDS) and related projects conducted in the Research Unit for Schizophrenia Epidemiology, in the School of Psychiatry at the UNSW. The Research Fellow will provide leadership in relation to the application of advanced statistical analyses to funded project aims, and will oversee the day-to-day management of a dedicated data management system in relation to executing the project aims. In addition, the Research Fellow will undertake independent research within the scope of the project funding, with a view to producing high quality scientific publications, conference presentations and new grant applications to support future work within the broad study aims. The Research Fellow will also assist in the coordination of NSW-CDS research activities in direct partnership with government partners, supervise higher degree students, and contribute to the administrative and reporting requirements of the project.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in psychology, psychiatry, criminology, epidemiology, public health or other relevant discipline;
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a postdoctoral position, with a demonstrated capacity to conduct independent research; 
  • Expertise in advanced statistical analyses, and demonstrated experience working with large population datasets, linked administrative data, and longitudinal modelling;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality scientific papers, with a proven research and publication track record in relevant peer-reviewed journals;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise junior research staff, and undergraduate and postgraduate research students; 
  • Demonstrated ability to balance working independently (i.e., under minimal supervision) with collaborative work within a multidisciplinary research team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with both junior and senior researchers, students and research partners/stakeholders;
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. To apply, please submit your CV, publications list, summary of research accomplishments, as well as contact information for two references. 

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

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Professor Melissa Green

Applications close: 11PM, 11th December 2019

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