Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Growing Minds Australia

Camperdown, Australia
$118,390 - $140,586 pro rata + 17% superannuation
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time (0.4 FTE 2 days per week) fixed term for 2 years at Brain and Mind Centre, Camperdown
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate research amongst Australia's leading investigators in externalizing disorders
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary $118,390 - $140,586 pro rata + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Psychology is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship - Growing Minds Australia Externalising Disorders to apply and develop their expertise in conducting research.

Our overarching research aim is to increase understanding of externalising disorders to enhance early detection, prevention, assessment and intervention for the best child mental health outcomes.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will contribute to the development and publication of clinical and longitudinal research concerning child mental health and externalising disorders, as part of the Growing Minds Australia Externalising Group project. The role will support the project through provision of high-level data-management and analysis, coordinating the project execution across internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will manage multiple stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork within the project and across those involved in the project.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct and publish research as part of a collaborative team
  • build relationships and manage project communications with the project's various stakeholders
  • coordinate and maintain data capture for training development and record keeping
  • ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met for the project
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities.

Hybrid working options is available and will be decided with your manager if you are successful in this position.

About you

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • demonstrated experience in conducting and publishing psychological research in clinical or developmental areas relevant to child mental health
  • skills working with complex data sets, including data management and current best-practice statistical methods (including that relevant to longitudinal designs and person-centered analyses)
  • experience in preparing and reporting results for peer reviewed publications, reports, and presentations, including to lay audiences
  • knowledge of current literature regarding child development and mental health, including externalizing problems
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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Monday 16 October 2023 11:59 PM