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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Sydney - Health and Medical

Location: Sydney - Australia
Salary: From AU$105,350 or £55,475.62 (converted salary*) + 17% superannuation
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 0111106
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract for 5 years
  • Base Salary starting from $105, 350 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The university seeks to employ a Level A 0111106 Postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience in epidemiology, quantitative social science or demography to join the research team working within an Australian Research Council funded Laureate Project.

The Laureate project aims to address serious deficits in the operation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for one of its largest participant groups: people with severe mental illness.

The incumbent will primarily conduct work within a five-year Australian Research Council Laureate Project, under the supervision of Professor Jen Smith-Merry, within the Sydney School of Health Sciences located in the Susan Wakil Building on the Camperdown campus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ethics, data access approval processes and data management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Preparation of results, visualisation and reporting of research to various audiences
  • Development and participation in dissemination events
  • Data preparation and management of linked datasets
  • Development of surveys and other quantitative data collection processes as relevant to the role
  • The development of analysis plans and analysis of complex data sets.

About you:

Essential

  • PHD in Social Epidemiology, Demography, Social Statistics, Quantitative Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in data preparation, data management, and analysis of large, population-based linked administrative health and/or social care datasets or other large complex individual level datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake statistical analysis (e.g multilevel models, causal inference methods) with appropriate software (e.g. R or Stata) and produce high quality analyses and research outputs
  • Ability to critically consider inequity in the context of health and social care
  • Ability to adapt to a new research environment and develop your own program of research within the overall project
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary academic team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High-level planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines
  • Police Check and a Working with Children Check clearance
  • Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed publications in health research in Australia or relevant settings internationally.

Desirable 

  • Expertise and experience in undertaking research related to social care and/or health systems
  • Experience with data linkage projects to evaluate health and/or social care resource use and costs
  • Experience working with external stakeholders
  • Experience in research project management
  • Personal experience or understanding of disability and/or mental ill-health.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please ensure your application includes a detailed cover letter addressing the selection criteria listed in the ‘About you” section.

For a discussion of the project and its aims please contact Jen Smith-Merry, Project lead by email to Jennifer.smith-merry@sydney.edu.au
Please ensure you read the terms of employment details by clicking on the job advertisement on the Usyd external careers page.

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