Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Randwick, Australia
06 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
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 National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, is based at the NDARC and is recognised as a leading innovative research centre in the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use. For more information refer to

About the role

  • $73K - $96K (plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading)
  • Fixed Term until Feb 2019
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow exits within NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use. In this role you will be responsible for conducting a program of prevention and translation-focused research in line with the priorities of the Centre and contribute to the production of research output by publishing in high quality international journals. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a Government Department of Health funded project Cracks in the Ice ( 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in psychology, behavioural or social sciences, public health, or a related;
  • Experience conducting research in the fields of mental health and/or substance use prevention, treatment or translation, and specific experience in the illicit drug field would be well; and
  • Proven previous experience in collection, management, statistical analysis and reporting of research data.

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 to the contact listed.You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Dr Cath Chapman, Senior Research Fellow


T: (61 2) 9361 7887

Applications close: 8 January 2017