Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Perinatal Mental Health

Fremantle (Suburb), Perth
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Psychology and Exercise Science – Murdoch University

School of Medicine, Fremantle – University of Notre Dame Australia

  • Two year fixed-term, full time position
  • $79,414-$89,645 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Ref: 0868D34/201696

The Role

Murdoch University and The University of Notre Dame Australia are currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to undertake collaborative research in the area of Perinatal Mental Health, including in established cohort studies. Supporting the Foundation Chair in Perinatal Psychiatry, the role will involve research project management, advanced statistical analysis and student supervision.  As well as this, there will be an opportunity to develop and pursue a line of research embedded in the broader grant funded project.

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description below.

The Research

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will have the opportunity to work on existing and the development of new research studies in perinatal mental health across a range of mental disorders including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. These studies have a focus on outcomes for children including longitudinal follow up from pregnancy to childhood.

Research undertaken in perinatal mental health includes biological mechanisms, psychological measures, neurodevelopmental outcomes and the developing parent-child relationship.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrated capacity to produce high quality research outputs, possess sound data analysis skills and previous experience in the co-supervision of PhD and honours students.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in Mplus or a similar SEM/HLM program, and an established track record of managing multiple research related tasks will be highly regarded.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description) via the Apply Online button below.

Position contact: Professor Megan Galbally, Foundation Chair in Perinatal Psychiatry on +61 8 9360 2844 or alternatively via email (please do not send applications via email).

Closing date:  Saturday 29 October 2016

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