Researcher in Psychology

University of New South Wales

Outstanding Early Career Researcher Fellowship– The Black Dog Institute

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • $99k – $106k + 17% Superannuation + leave loading
  • Work for a world- leading Medical Research Institute on mental illness
  • 2 year fixed term contract - Full time (35 hours/week)

The Organisation

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. 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 Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.
If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

About the opportunity

Within the Research Directorate, led by Professor Jennie Hudson, there are three strategic areas of research: populational mental health, clinical research and suicide prevention. The Post-Doctoral Researcher will contribute towards the research effort of the Black Dog Institute and develop their research expertise through the pursuit of projects aligned to our research strategy. This role will contribute to the strategic aim of building research capacity and capability of the Black Dog Institute, aligned with the three areas of research.

About You

  • Completed a PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.


At UNSW, the work you do has a ripple effect far beyond your immediate role. We have a reputation for doing work that benefits others. Here, you can put your skills into the service of something bigger. People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and as such we have some great benefits including:

  • Flexible Working & Leave
  • Discounts & Entitlements
  • Diverse wellbeing programs and initiatives

To Apply:  Please submit your CV and respond to the skills and experience section of the position description here.

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions, we are only accepting applications from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in New South Wales with full working rights.

Applications close:  11.55pm Monday 7 March 2022

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 07 Feb 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 07 Mar 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time