Research Associate in Psychology

Sydney, Australia
24 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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 (SWCH) comprises of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics. Clinical academics in the School are located at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital, St George and Bankstown Hospitals, with teaching contributions made in Paediatrics at the Sutherland, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals.  The main administrative centre for the School is based at the Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.  The Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) was established in 2001 to conduct research studies that cover all psycho-social, behavioural and nutritional aspects of paediatric cancer.

About the role

  • $72K-$96K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Part-time (14 hours per week)

This position will coordinate the implementation of several research studies which involve psycho-social aspects of children with cancer and their families. This is a combined clinical/research role which will involve clinical psychology contact with young people and their families in the context of several ongoing intervention studies and will involve conducting psychological assessments and manualised clinical psychology interventions. Research tasks related to these studies will include conducting and, overseeing collection, interpretation and preparation of data for manuscript submission and some general office management. The role will involve both clinical and research tasks which will fluctuate according to the stage of the project.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Demonstrated skills in the individual and group clinical psychology treatment of adolescents and young adults with physical health problems, including ability to deliver manualised treatment programs and willingness to deliver psychological interventions over the telephone or via videoconferencing (in both an individual or group basis)
  • Previous experience providing research support for studies in a health-related field, particularly in psycho-oncology, including experience using research-related computer programs (such as SPSS and Endnote)
  • Full Registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or working towards full registration (see below), including minimum 2 year full time equivalent accredited postgraduate Masters or Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with endorsement in the area of Clinical Psychology.  Alternatively, eligible to progress to ‘Clinical psychology registrar’ status with the PBA, will be highly regarded

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


Applications close: 8 December 2017