Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology

Boroondara, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
  • Academic Level A, $67,015 - $90,250 plus 17% super
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE), 12 month fixed-term contract, Hawthorn location

About the job

This position is within the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, which sits within the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute. This position will complement the existing researchers and research agendas within the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory and Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute. 

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will lead a randomized-control trial of an online intervention aimed at improving the mental health of university students. This project is a collaboration with Medibank Private and Uprise Co. The project involves mixed-method data collection and structured clinical interviews, so clinical and mixed-method experience would be particularly valuable. The appointee may also be involved in the broader research agenda of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, with a focus on the relationships and health. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An earned Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • Demonstrated experience in leading research projects in psychology
  • Experience in preparation of ethics applications and the establishment and maintenance of research databases.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction (for relevant Swinburne studies)
  • paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregiver
  • onsite child care

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Michelle Lim on +61 3 9214 5109

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5 pm, Tuesday 24 July 2018.