VP Cheryl Dessanayake named Western Pacific Regional Lead

ASfAR is pleased to announce that our Vice President Professor Cheryl Dissanayake will be the Regional Lead of the Western Pacific region on a new Global Senior Leaders Committee initiative by INSAR (International Society for Autism Research), which aims to ensure that all regions/ countries in the world are represented in INSAR by a senior autism researcher/ clinician.

Australasia world leader in autism research

Results show Australasian researchers are delivering results for the autistic community with our research output being much greater than would be expected.  In a recent bibliographic analysis, it was found that two Australiasian sites, Australia and Japan, provide much more research related to autism than would be expected on the basis of their population size.  Australia was 4th in world and Japan was 8th for Autism Research.  For more details, see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5010546/

Cheryl Disanayake appointed VP of INSAR

ASfAR is pleased and proud to announce that our ASfAR Vice-President Prof. Cheryl Dissanayake has been elected Vice-President of the International COmmittee for Autism Research (INSAR) in May 2019 at the INSAR annual meeting in Montreal, Canada! Congratulations to Cheryl and we look forward to building meaningful links with INSAR and promoting good autism research from the Asia Pacific internationally!

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

For more information:

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/533/caw/en/job/558323/postdoctoral-research-fellow-olga-tennison-autism-research-centre