Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Forensic Behavioural Science

Hawthorn, Australia
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Postdoctoral research role within Swinburne University
  • Part-time (0.6), 3-year fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic level B/C salary (depending on experience) + 17% superannuation

About the Role

Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) department is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to join their team to work with Distinguished Professor James Ogloff AM. 

The CFBS is Australasia’s leading centre for excellence in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will support the delivery of research projects, and the development and conduct of new or existing research or evaluation projects, supervision of HDR students, writing of publications and preparation and presentation of findings for dissemination to key internal and external audiences.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Experience in designing and conducting research/evaluation independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research/evaluation design in forensic psychology, criminology and mental health service delivery
  • Experience in research/evaluation fieldwork including the development and distribution of surveys and qualitative data collection through interview or focus groups
  • A demonstrated capacity to complete advanced writing and analysis tasks, including the preparation and publication of reports and presentations


  • A doctoral qualification in psychology in conjunction with relevant research or evaluation experience

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

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Applications Close: Tuesday 21st March 2023, 5 pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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