Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Senior Research Fellow in Women’s & Children’s Health

Sydney, Australia
09 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health is comprised of the disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and the National Perinatal and Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU). The School provides undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, significant and expert clinical services across its subspecialties and has a strong research focus across the multiple disciplines.

About the role

  • $72,509K-$96,677K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for one year, with possibly of extension dependent on funding and successful achievement of KPTs
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of several research studies which involve psycho-social aspects of child health, focussing on children themselves, and their families. The role will also involve coordinating a project identifying research priorities across child health in the future. Responsibilities will involve completing research tasks related to these studies, supervising research assistants, overseeing collection, interpretation and preparation of data for manuscript submission and some general office management.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a  self-directed attitude and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, social workers and psychologists.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based psychology practice for the range of psychological disorders and problematic issues commonly occurring in children with serious illness and their families.
  • A PhD in Psychology or a related field, with previous experience providing research support for studies in a health-related field, particularly in the area of child health.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Claire Wakefield, School of Women’s & Children’s Health; Behavioural Sciences Unit


T: (61 2) 9382 3113 (Mon-Wed)/0425 336 571 (Thur-Fri)

Applications close: 22 September 2017