Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Queensland


September 15, 2021


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:516214 Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91) Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: St Lucia

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, with a strong reputation built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. The School has collaborative relationships through cross-appointed staff with other schools in the University, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Information about the School may be accessed on the School web site at www.

About This Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in a field of relevance to gerontology and/or neurocognitive function. This role will work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development of joint research projects for competitive research funding support. Prepare research publications and progress reports and participate in regular meetings to discuss project objectives, methodology and outcomes.

Further duties and responsibilities are listed in the position description.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this position, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD and an emerging profile in research in a field of relevance to gerontology and/or neurocognitive function.
  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences with an emerging network of industry liaisons and professional contacts.
  • Demonstrated experience with meta-analysis and review-centred applications such as Covidence and Comprehensive Meta-analysis.
  • Experience in clinical recruitment, ideally of older adult cohorts in a hospital setting.
  • Experience conducting in-person neuropsychological testing
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and consultative skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a multidisciplinary background.
  • It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

    You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to 2 years at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.75 - $94,637.91 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.80 - $110,726.35 per annum.

    You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

    For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

    Position Description

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Level A PD Final 060921 (1).pdf


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Julie Henry

    For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

    Advertised: 15 Sep 2021 Applications close: 29 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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