Postdoctoral Fellow, Bushfire MRFF Project

Canberra, Australia
02 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: Academic Level A 
Salary package: AUD $73,309 - $92,015 per annum plus 17% superannuation (0.6 FTE)
Terms: Part-time (21 hours per week), Fixed Term (3 years)

  • Join a school of internationally renowned researchers making an impact in both public and private sectors
  • Supportive and dynamic team environment
  • Be part of a growing team in a flexible work environment with an attractive remuneration package and 17% Superannuation.

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Research School of Psychology is a leading centre of teaching and research in Australia and is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and supervision of research/clinical students across all areas of psychology.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will co-ordinate and conduct research for the Bushfire Research Initiative (BRI). This project aims to identify risk factors for psychological ill-health and promoting resilience in bushfire and smoke-affected communities, and to evaluate the preparedness of psychological health professionals to deliver distress and psychological support. The occupant of this position will work with other staff and students in the BRI Study to ensure effective delivery of research outcomes.

We would welcome an application from you, especially if you have experience in contributing to applied research in liaison with industry partners, such as government departments, community organisations, or healthcare providers, and/or demonstrated experience using modern advanced statistical methods in psychology.

 The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in social psychology, clinical/health psychology, or a cognate discipline, with a track record of independent research in the field, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

For further information please contact Prof Iain Walker, Telephone: (02)6125 3974, E:

Closing Date: 26 July 2020

Position Description: Download FileBFI_Postdoctoral Fellow_LevelA_PD (1).docx

Staff Benefits

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. We offer a range of great employee benefits including 17% super, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, salary packaging and more. For more information, please

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.