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Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine and Psychology

Canberra, Australia
$80,914 - $101,560 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $80,914 - $101,560 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed Term (up to 23 months)

  • Join a strong team of researchers in the School of Medicine and Psychology with a focus on mentorship.
  • Contribute to an innovative NMHRC funded project exploring the social determinants of mental health.
  • Opportunity to explore community-based interventions and use your research skills to address real-world problems.

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 School of Medicine and Psychology, 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 Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to an NMHRC grant funded project entitled “Unlocking the social cure: Innovations in basic and translational science of the social determinants of mental health.” The project aims to investigate the mechanisms through which social factors shape mental health, with a focus on vulnerable populations, and pilot a novel community-based intervention to prevent the onset of mental illness.

The Postdoctoral Fellow reports to Professor Tegan Cruwys and liaises with researchers and students within School of Medicine and Psychology, as well as the broader University, and national and international collaborators. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to work collegially, leading by example to develop and maintain effective, productive and beneficial workplace relationships with academic and professional School and College staff, students and honorary appointees. This position will also have a mentoring role for students and will engage in collegial and productive collaborations with local, national and where possible, international colleagues.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Tegan Cruwys at E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:  

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 brief outline of the research agenda you would like to pursue in this role (Maximum 2 pages)
  • 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 candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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