Research Fellow in Psychology

Brisbane, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of eight schools (Allied Health Sciences, Applied Psychology, Dentistry and Oral Health, Human Services and Social Work, Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy) and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching.

Further information about Griffith Health and its constituent schools, research and research programs, clinics and dedicated staff can be found on the Griffith Health website at

Menzies Health Institute Queensland focuses on allied health research, building on its strength of interdisciplinary approaches underpinned by outstanding biomedical and social research. Developing healthy communities through research and research translation is a key priority and this is supported by strong links with community and health organisations. Within the Institute the Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland works closely with non-profit organisations such as Cancer Council Queensland to explore innovate ways to connect the community to prevention and support initiatives for chronic conditions such as cancer.

This is a fixed term (until 29 October 2021), full-time position based primarily at the Cancer Council Queensland head office in Brisbane, however the successful candidate will also be required to travel to and undertake duties at the Gold Coast campus.

The role:

Reporting to the Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, this role will focus on Psycho-Oncology research and translation in Cancer as part of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship. The role will primarily be involved in the cancer survivorship research including a focus on the psychological and physical wellbeing of people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families and will work closely with all participating institutes. The Research Fellow will also contribute to other Chronic Disease initiatives within the Institute working in support of the Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

The person:

The successful applicant will have completed PhD in a behavioural sciences or other relevant discipline and will have demonstrated strengths and knowledge of diverse research approaches and methodologies. The ideal candidate will have evidence of a developing profile of academic and other publications in psycho-oncology, and the ability to work within deadlines. The successful applicant will have proven written and interpersonal skills and strong organisational skills.

Salary range:

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126 - $126,017 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description. Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

For further information about this role, please contact Ms Fiona Williams, Research Manager, on +61 (0) 7 5678 0001 or

For application queries, please contact Ms Teagan Brown, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 5 pm AEST.