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Deakin University - Research Fellow

PsychXchange - Deakin, ACT

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Job Number : 33224
Type and Location : Research / Melbourne
Listed By : Deakin University on 12 Apr 2021

Deakin University - Research Fellow

  • Based at our Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term to December 2022
  • Level B, Step 1 ($99,346) + 17% Superannuation
Contributing to the research output of the ADHD research laboratory in the School of Psychology and the Centre for Early Social and Emotional Development at Deakin University, the Research Fellow will initiate and conduct research in the area of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) under the direction of Associate Professor Emma Sciberras who leads a research program at Deakin University and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

The major focus of this position (0.4-6 FTE) will be to contribute to the research activities on the Sleeping Sound in Adolescence project. Duties will be varied and will include the coordination of all aspects of the trial, data collection, intervention delivery, data processing and cleaning, and manuscript preparation.

The Research Fellow will have the opportunity to more generally grow their research skills in a post-doctoral capacity for the remaining 0.4-6 FTE across Associate Professor Emma Sciberras’ Emerging Leader Investigator Grant.

The Research Fellow will also be expected to provide leadership to junior research assistants and students working across the lab.

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Coordination of the Sleeping Sound in Adolescence randomised controlled trial including, protocol development and database design, baseline and follow-up data collection, data cleaning, and dissemination activities including leading publications
  • Contribute to other research assistant tasks including assisting with grant and ethics applications
  • Work towards independent grant applications and research leadership
  • Remain up-to-date with current literature and methods relevant to the area of responsibility
  • Constructively contribute to a vibrant research team, including participating with colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with industry and the wider community
  • Promote the activities of the University, particularly those relating to research and research training, within academic and professional communities locally and in Australia
  • Be involved in professional activities, including attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise (subject to availability of funds)
  • Undertake some administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research
  • Provide advice to postgraduate students within the field of the staff member’s research
  • Attend meetings associated with the research project(s) with which the researcher is involved and other meetings as appropriate
To be successful, you’ll have:
  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience (or near completion)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the area of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical trials
  • Demonstrated skills in the data collection, data entry and analysis using data collection systems (REDCap) and statistical packages (Stata)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct high quality research including an emerging publication profile
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of data record keeping and a demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Deakin Careers: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/949/cw/en/job/509685/research-fellow

Applications for this position close on Thursday 22nd April.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, School of Psychology, at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

Contact Details Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, School of Psychology,