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Research Fellow

UNSW - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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This Job is based in Australia

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Psychology is one of the largest and most prestigious schools in Australia. The School is located in the Faculty of Science and has approximately 50 full time members of academic staff, 15 general staff and an operating budget of over $12M.

The School is very active in research, with most staff holding external research funding. The School has extensive laboratory facilities for both research and teaching and receives almost $15M per annum in competitive research funding. For further information about the School, please visit https://www.psy.unsw.edu.au/.

The Research Fellow will work on an ARC Linkage Partnership with industry and community, focused on ageing and driving safety. The Research Fellow will make intellectual contributions to the research team, engage with industry, non-government and community partners, assist with project management, reporting and delivery of outcomes, mentorship and co-supervision of junior staff and students. They will assist in coordination of the research program. The Research Fellow will have qualifications in data science or psychological methods, experience with modelling human behavioural data, and analysis of large epidemiological or administrative datasets.

About The Role
  • Level B $109k - $128k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Part-time (28 hours per week)

The Research Fellow reports to Professor Kaarin Anstey and has no direct reports.

Specific Responsibilities For This Role Include
  • Collaborate with industry partners in developing data analysis plans, conduct predictive modelling of insurance claims datasets, coordinate project reporting, and delivery of research outcomes.
  • Contribute to study design, undertake multivariate data analysis and modelling, and apply state of the art statistical techniques to a range of projects within the Linkage program, including survey, cognitive and behavioural data.
  • Prepare research ethics proposals, establish data sharing agreements and data management protocols.
  • Manage partner and stakeholder communications, participate in outreach activities, public seminars, scientific conferences and workshops.
  • Prepare and submit high quality scientific papers for publication, prepare research grant proposals, tenders for commissioned research, protocols and conference abstracts.
  • Participates in the definition of research directions and actively contributes to the coordination of research activities and research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
  • Contribute to co-supervision of graduate and honours students.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have

About the successful applicant
  • Postgraduate degree in psychology, data science, or epidemiology and an interest in driving, human factors, ageing or human behaviour.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting analysis of health datasets, human performance data, and the statistical analysis of longitudinal health data.
  • Demonstrated expertise in multilevel modelling, meta-analysis, and/or machine learning highly desirable.
  • Capacity to manage a research program and actively engage and collaborate with industry and community research partners.
  • Capacity to mentor junior staff and students in research methods and statistical analysis techniques.
  • Capacity and willingness to develop new skills.
  • Evidence of an emerging track record in publication, relative to opportunity and capacity to obtain competitive or contract research funding.
  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to co-supervise graduate and honours students.
  • Strong track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Kaarin Anstey
E: k.anstey@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: February 18th, 2021

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).