Research Fellow in Psychology

Melbourne, Australia
$87,891 - $104,366 pa (pro rata) + up to 17% superannuation
10 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About La Trobe University

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

This Childhood Mental Health project "Cool Little Kids" is led by Associate Professor Jordana Bayer with funding by the NH&MRC. Cool Little Kids is a parenting program that aims to reduce anxiety and emotional problems in at-risk young children. In this longitudinal project, temperamentally shy/inhibited children were recruited through kindergartens across metropolitan Melbourne in 2011-12. Parents of 500 four-year-old children enrolled in the randomised prevention trial. These children are now being followed through middle childhood (ages 7-10 years).

In this role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be based in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University at the Melbourne campus, located north of the city in Bundoora. We require a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct a final wave of data collection and write publications. The two year position (2017 and 2018) will involve project management in the first year, conducting research tasks to ensure high retention of participants and quality data collection. The position will involve data analysis and scientific publications with the longitudinal child and family dataset, where you will collect data from families, supervise project assistants, conduct statistical analyses, and prepare publications to disseminate findings, with guidance from senior staff.

Skills and experience

To succeed in this role, you will have a PhD in the field of children's mental health (or be close to award), prior research project management experience, and a track record of publications and conference papers. You will have evidence of research career potential with a demonstrated range of human research procedures to a high standard. Strong communication skills both written and verbal are essential, with the ability to priortise work, operate with minimal supervision and be a team player.


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How to apply

Closing date: Saturday, 12th November 2016 by 11.00pm AEST.

Position Enquiries: Jordana Bayer, Associate Professor +61 03 9479 2420 or

This position is open to people with valid full-time working rights in Australia.

Please address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description and attach these with your application.

This role is subject to a valid working with children check.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or