Grant-Funded Researcher A/B - School of Psychology & School of Public Health

Job no: 506448
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level A, Level B

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(Level A) $71,401 to $96,007 per annum or (Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full time position available for a 12 month period (part-time may be considered), with the possibility of extension.

We are seeking a research associate to work on research and government funded research projects focused on children, young people and families, primarily in the areas of child protection and youth justice.

This is a cross-disciplinary position working on projects across two schools, the School of Psychology and the School of Public Health.  The successful candidate will be a part of the BetterStart Health and Development Research Group and will be required to prepare analysis-ready linked datasets from multiple health and human services data sources and apply epidemiological methods to analyse linked data for the research projects.

To be successful at Level A you will need: 

  • An honours degree or higher qualifications or equivalent research experience.
  • Evidence of contribution towards research relevant to health or human services.
  • Experience in the management and analysis of health and social data and reporting of analyses.
  • Experience in the use of statistical packages such as; Stata, R, SPSS and/or SAS.
  • Experience in the assessment of data quality and conducting systematic reviews.

To be successful at Level B you will need: 

  • All of the above in addition to; completion of a PhD in the relevant discipline or have equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • Experience in the management and analysis of large datasets, including experience using the statistical packages, Stata, R, SPSS and/or SAS.
  • Demonstrated experience to conduct independent high-quality research, including leading research, where applicable.
  • Demonstrated experience to conduct systematic reviews of literature and experience using gold-standard Cochrane Risk of Bias tools.
  • Strong track record of high-quality publications, reports or conference presentations relative to opportunity.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

Learn more at: health.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 15 December 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Catia Malvaso
Senior Reserach Fellow, School of Psychology
P: +61 (8) 8313 3764
E: catia.malvaso@adelaide.edu.au 

For application related enquiries, contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team
E: fhshr@adelaide.edu.au 

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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