First listed on: 21 March 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reframing Ageing in Health

Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 497/0318F

  • Join a team dedicated to a greater understanding ageing & health and improving aged care services and programs
  • Opportunity to develop your research profile while working with experts in the field
  • Full-time fixed term for 12 months with possibility of further 12 month extension subject to funding, Level A, remuneration package: $106K-$110K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work as part of the multi-disciplinary research team lead by Professor Lindy Clemson.  In this role you will support the development of a program of research aimed at developing reframing strategies to address ageism in health. This work is expected to impact attitudes to ageing of the general public and health practitioners and to shape ageing policies. You will also work closely with team members including A/Prof Lee-Fay Low and A/Prof Kate O’Loughlin.

In this role you will:

  • critically appraise the literature on ageism and framing strategies in health, public understanding and policy
  • work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • conduct pilot work and contribute to grant writing
  • present at forums and conferences and contribute to communication and engagement activities using social media, regional networks and writing journal articles.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Postdoctoral Research Associate who possess:

  • relevant tertiary qualification, completed PhD in relevant area such as allied health, sociology, media and communication
  • experience in data gathering and analysis methods pertinent to engagement with older people 
  • well-developed qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and interpretation skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective collaborative working relationships
  • excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills including good report writing skills with high level of attention to detail
  • demonstrated ability to manage workflows, multiple complex projects and meet deadlines
  • experience in health-related research with older people is desirable.

Take this opportunity to further develop your research profile within ageing and health under the leadership of world experts. You will contribute to worthwhile research to the benefit of older people and the community as a whole.

About us

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. The Faculty of Health Sciences is internationally recognized for quality and innovation in teaching and research. This is achieved through encouraging international collaboration across all our research endeavours, and through strategic partnerships that are global in their reach. 

The role will be situated in the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing & Wellness Research Thematic group, the Faculty of Health Sciences and aligned with the Charles Perkins Centre, Active Ageing research project node. This position is funded by the University in recognition of the faculty’s reputation as a research strength in ageing and health.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 17 April 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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