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Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

Job No.:558323

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Full-time, Fixed term contract until June 2020
  • Located at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • $93,632 – $110,897 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre is seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake and publish research related to the implementation and evaluation of intervention at the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Reporting to the Director & Chair of the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be co-located within the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre on the Bundoora campus. S/he will work cooperatively within the transdisciplinary team at the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre. The incumbent will also work collaboratively with the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres at a national level, and provide leadership around the research related to early learning and development of children with autism.

Skills & Experience

  • Completion of a PhD or research experience in a relevant discipline
  • Research experience resulting in publications, conference papers and reports
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.

Closing date:  11pm Sunday 2nd June 2019

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – University of Melbourne

Job no: 0031886
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Hospital based
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: $100,849 – $119,753 (Level B)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic – 9.5% superannuation

A unique opportunity is available for a researcher with interests in psychology, neurosciences and autism to undertake research as part of the Victorian Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS), located at the Melbourne Brain Centre in Heidelberg. This exciting study involves clinical and genetic research into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with the Research Fellow expected to undertake a high degree of interaction with patients and their families to gather and analyse data to identify novel findings. The Research Fellow is a key coordinator of the Study, and is expected to:

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management of their own projects with minimal supervision, requiring a high degree of responsibility, self-motivation and organisation.
  • Disseminate research findings via publication in high-impact journals and presentation at relevant conferences and seminars.

This position is part of a larger, highly cohesive ASD research team.

We are seeking a strong researcher looking to advance their career in clinical research in psychology and/or neurosciences. You will be a motivated researcher or clinician-researcher with initiative, excellent patient and academic engagement skills and a track record in research including publication and presentation experience. The Melbourne Brain Centre is a world-renowned research facility, home to several high-achieving research groups including that led by Professor Ingrid Scheffer, Melbourne Laureate Professor and a leading international authority on paediatric neurology who is a Chief Investigator on the Study. This position is a University of Melbourne academic position based in the Centre, bringing with it many benefits of being part of the most highly-ranked University in the country including access to world-class research facilities, electronic research resources and highly productive and collaborative networks.

This position is primarily located at the Melbourne Brain Centre in Heidelberg however regular visits to The Geelong Hospital may be required. All applications must be submitted online by clicking ‘Apply for this job’.

Applications: 13th of March-12th of May, 2019

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