First listed on: 07 March 2019

Post Doctoral Research Associate 

  • An exciting opportunity to join the new Matilda Centre undertaking research in Mental Health and Substance Use
  • A University of Sydney Flagship Initiative with the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School, Camperdown/Darlington Campus and wide collaborations within and external to the University
  • Fixed term opportunity for 12 months with base salary of $92K-$98 p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) to take on the responsibilities of managing project planning, coordination, and dissemination activities for a program of work funded by Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) at The Matilda Centre. Specifically, the role will involve co-ordination of specified research studies examining implementation processes associated with a suite of offender behaviour change interventions delivered by CSNSW (the EQUIPS programs). This includes contributing to study design, conducting sophisticated data analysis of large datasets and preparation of publications and presentations.

Matilda Centre:

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 a Postdoctoral Research Fellow  who possess: 

  • PhD in psychology, behavioural or social sciences, or a related field
  • excellent understanding of quantitative research methodology and experience in data management and high level statistical analysis
  • experience conducting research in the fields of mental health, substance use treatment, or forensic psychology/offender treatment
  • proficiency carrying out literature reviews using academic databases
  • capacity to contribute to research publications and reports as evidenced by co-authored peer reviewed (or equivalent) publications
  • ability to present research findings as evidenced by presentations at conferences or other venues
  • dedication to subject confidentiality and research ethics, particularly with respect to identified subject data of a sensitive nature

About us

The Matilda Centre provides a world-first synergy of leading prevention, early intervention and treatment research and translation programs in substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre undertakes research and brings together researchers currently working across disorder silos (addiction, depression, suicide, anxiety, exercise physiology, dietetics, chronic disease) to share skills, synergise data, and harness new technologies to develop and trial innovative prevention and early intervention programs for substance use and mental disorders.  

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a world-leading institution which has improved 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 Australias 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.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 356/0219F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 22 March 2019

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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