Senior Research Associate in Population Child Health

University of New South Wales

Senior Research Associate - Population Child Health

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

Employment Type: Full-time (35-hour week) 

Duration: 18 month fixed term contract   

Remuneration: $111k - $131k plus 17% superannuation (salary based on experience) 

  • Work with some of the best minds in your field. 

  • Here, your work makes a real difference to people’s lives. 

  • See the difference you can make, through the work you can do.  

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. 

Why your role matters  

Reporting to the Professor Raghu Lingam, Head of the Population Child Health research group, the Senior Research Associate will work within the Population Child Health research group and with Dr Jackie Curtis Director of the Mindgardens Neuroscience Network to support the Youth Integration Project (YIP).The Senior Research Associate is expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in which they are appointed and to carry out activities to develop their research expertise relevant to their particular field of research. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice. 

  • Create scholarly impact in the discipline which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge. 

  • Conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision, either independently or as a member of a team (as per the norms of the discipline). 

  • Establish a personal research portfolio and start developing independent research proposals. 

  • Contribute to the development of applications for competitive funding under the guidance of senior colleagues. 

  • Participate as co-investigator or chief investigator in competitive grant applications, or show evidence of active participation in research collaborations funded by competitive grants 

  • Design research projects. 

  • Mentor and guide students and colleagues and develop the next generation of academics through involvement in supervision of HDRs (as per the norms of the discipline).  

  • Coordinate elements of the Youth Integration project, including (but not limited to) systematic literature review, scoping current models nationally and internationally, mapping existing youth mental health services, qualitative investigation of service users’ experiences and co-design of integrated care solutions.  

Who you are 

  • PhD in a health or mental health related discipline, and/or relevant work experience, with a special interest in youth mental health. 

  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments. 

  • Proven experience in mixed methods research.  

  • Demonstrated track record 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 profession and/or industry. 

  • 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 and use of such to coordinate large research projects as part of a team.  

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter responding to Skills and Experience located in the position description here. 

Applications close: 11.55pm Friday 21st January 2022 

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. 


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Position Description

Advertised: 16 Dec 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 21 Jan 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time