Postdoctoral Fellow in Stimulant Research

University of New South Wales National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Stimulant research

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

Post-Doctoral Fellow (Stimulant research)

Employment Type: Full - time (35 hours a week)

Duration:  2 Years

Visa status: Full working rights will be required for the duration of the appointment  

Remuneration: $80K - $132K p.a. (+17% super and leave loading)

Location: Kensington, Sydney.

The Organisation

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney is a premier research institution, recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The mission of NDARC is to conduct and disseminate high quality research to increase the effectiveness of treatment and intervention responses to alcohol and other drug-related harm. Further information about NDARC can be found at 

Why this role matters  

The Postdoctoral Fellow will play a key role at NDARC in developing stimulant research, including pharmacotherapy trials, the evaluation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions, international evidence reviews, and analysis of existing datasets to better understand stimulant use and related harms. The Postdoctoral Fellow will work collaboratively with a national and international team of researchers involved in clinical trial research and epidemiology, and they will also work closely with leading researchers at NDARC and the Kirby Institute at UNSW as part of the team on the NHMRC Advancing the health of people who use drugs: hepatitis C and drug dependence (ASCEND) program grant. Find out more about ASCEND here .

Who you are:

A PhD in public health, epidemiology, social science, psychology or equivalent

A research background in substance use, mental health or a related health discipline

Experience in clinical trials research or health service evaluation

Experience working with complex and longitudinal datasets

Confident using statistical packages and data management software (e.g., Stata, R, REDCap)

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Commitment to integrity and sensitivity in interacting with marginalised populations

How to apply:

Please click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Can you please provide a resume and a cover letter briefly addressing the criteria listed under “who you are”.  Please see the full position description found here.

Contact (job related questions only)

A/Professor Rebecca McKetin    E:

Applications close:  Monday, 29th September before 11.30pm.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. 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.

Position Description

Advertised: 01 Sep 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Sep 2025 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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