Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Communication Disorders

Sydney, Australia
24 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Research opportunity in the field of communication disorders
  • Further your research career in a supportive, collaborative environment
  • Full-time fixed term up until 31st December 2019 ; remuneration package: $130K-$154K AUD p.a. which includes base salary $102K - $121K AUD, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity 

This position is funded by the University in recognition of Communication Disorders being a research strength of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the role has been created to facilitate research productivity of the Communication Disorders Team. Consequently, the role will be split between research support for existing researchers with the specific projects allocated based on the successful applicant’s strengths and leadership of your own research projects.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the Communication Disorders team who will:

  • lead your own research projects in an area of Communication Disorders
  • assist other researchers with various research tasks including data collection and analysis, literature review report writing and ethics applications
  • prepare and contribute to grant applications and submissions
  • prepare and contribute to publications, presentations and briefing papers
  • supervise postgraduate and honours research students
  • co-ordinate various administrative tasks associated with research projects.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • have a clear research plan and career goals leading to nationally competitive funding
  • a PhD in communication disorders or equivalent
  • an outstanding record of peer reviewed publications relative to opportunity
  • A background in a relevant discipline, such as Speech Pathology, Audiology, Psychology, Education or Linguistics and previous research experience including skills in quantitative (essential) and qualitative (desirable) methods.

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for national and/or international competitive funding before the end of their fixed term position. Applicants should have a plan to apply for funding for ARC DECRA or NHMRC Early Career Fellowships or similar and therefore need to be within the relevant time frames (generally less than 5 years post award of PhD but variable in relation to opportunity).

  • A paediatric research or clinical background would be advantageous but we encourage applications from outstanding early career researchers with interests across the lifespan.
  • This is a rare opportunity to develop your research profile and collaborations in an outstanding team.

About us

Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney includes world leaders in traumatic brain injury; stuttering; aphasia, motor speech disorders, literacy and emerging strengths in paediatric speech and language disorders, dysphagia and vocology.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 24 September 2017

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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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