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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Policy Research and Translation – Black Dog Institute

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate, Senior Research Associate

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Policy Research and Translation – Black Dog Institute

  • Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
  • Remuneration: $110,059 - $128,039 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)
  • Full Australian working rights required for the duration of the contract

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:

As a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Level A or B), you will join a multi-disciplinary team who are conducting world-leading research into how artificial intelligence, smartphone technology, and health economic modelling, can inform creation of new systems for personalising psychological interventions and delivering them at scale, funded by a NHMRC Synergy Grant. You will play a critical role in policy research and translation. In conjunction with the Synergy research team, you will carry out independent research to develop the knowledge required to respond to contemporary issues in public health, treatment, suicide prevention, and psychological science. You will synthesise and translate research into policy and practice recommendations for scientific bodies, governments and key stakeholders. You will help develop tenders and applications for research funding. This role will build the evidence base, using research studies and data, to build first-class commentary around issues of relevance to the public and the science community, including those related to artificial intelligence, technology and health reform.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to the Senior Research Fellow and may have one direct report.

Who You Are:

To be considered at level A:

  • A PhD in psychology, mental health, or public health.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles.
  • Knowledge of OHS responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant OHS training.

To be considered at level B (in addition to above):

  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • A track record of significant involvement with the policy-related profession and/or industry.
  • Proven ability to communicate scientific findings to non-scientific audiences.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before 4 August at 11:55pm. Your application should include a document addressing the Selection Criteria (skills and experience on the position description). A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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