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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

View Job listing on University of Melbourne website:


Donations to ASfAR to promote autism research: Thank you!

From time to time, ASfAR is approached by generous and passionate individuals who believe in the importance and value of research to improve the lives of autistic people and who ask us what they can do to support ASfAR related research. Some have mentioned they are planning fundraisers or a giving pool for their celebration and would like to donate the amount they make to ASfAR.

We are grateful for their passion, commitment and generosity and have set up a PayPal account where such donations can be anonymously made.

Between December 2018 and March 2019, ASfAR received a number of such anonymous donations. We would like to thank the donors for their contributions!

We would also like to inform them and our ASfAR membership that their donations will be dedicated to furthering research into autism by the award of two grants to worthy student researchers to support their research.

PhD research scholarship

Specialist research scholarships, Research, La Trobe University
Support the Australian Futures Project as a La Trobe PhD candidate. Earn a PhD from La Trobe University while supporting the non-profit Australian Futures Project to deeply understand short-termism in Australia and then identify and prioritise new catalytic initiatives that address the underlying causes.

Deadline is 1st April.


2018 ASfAR Conference Photos

The ASfAR biannual conference was held at Griffith University, Gold Coast, on 6-7 December 2018

The Conference was a huge success. To all involved, a huge thank you for your time and effort.

Below are some photos taken at the conference. If you have taken some and are willing to share please email secretary@asfar.org.au and we may post them here.

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