Research Fellow in Psychology

Brisbane, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Psychology   

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology, and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. It possesses good links, often through cross-appointed staff, with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School’s web site at  

The role  

The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research relating to parenting children for the Positive Parenting for Healthy Living program. Specific duties include, but are not limited to actively conducting research, managing research projects and preparing grant applications and scholarly papers.

The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to Honours and Higher Degree Research student supervision.

The person  

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of clinical psychology or other health-related discipline, with research experience in relation to parenting and child behaviour difficulties in the context of paediatric health and illness management. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, ability to organise and supervise other researchers, perform indepth and critical data analysis and contribute to research program development.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team is essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.  


This is a part time fixed term appointment at Research Academic Level B until December 31 2018. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $95,597 p.a., (full time rate) plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,806 - $111,848 p.a.).  

Position Description   Download File 504285_3035935_Research Fellow.pdf  

Enquiries   To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Alina Morawska, Deputy Director – Research, Parenting & Family Support Centre on +61 7 336 57304 or   

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.  

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