Post-Doc Research Fellow in Public Health, UNSW

Sydney, Australia
30 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
24 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

UNSW Medicine

  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research-intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

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

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established 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. Further information about the Centre is available at:

About the role 

  • $73K to $98K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Fixed Term for 4 months from 1 June 2018 with the possibility of an extension.
  • Full-time (35 hours per week).

This is a “Trial Coordinator” role. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee and manage operation of a randomised clinical trial, funded by the Australian Department of Health, to test the efficacy of a brief smoking intervention for prison inmates in the Northern Territory. This will include recruitment and follow up, maintaining key stakeholder relationships, ensuring research methodology compliance and maintaining the existing database. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • PhD completed (or submitted) in a public health, epidemiology or behavioral science discipline.
  • Demonstrable project management skills and experience in clinical research, Human Research Act, ICH-GCP guidelines.
  • Experience with statistical analyses and packages including R, STATA and/or SAS. 
  • Excellent written, communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills.

You should systematically address the selection criteriain your application.

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


Dr Xingzhong (Jason) Jin, Research Fellow

T:+61 (2) 9385 0149

Applications close: 24 May 2018