First listed on: 28 October 2021

CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Precision mHealth


The Opportunity

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  • Do you have a PhD in a relevant discipline area, such as clinical psychology, behavioural science or similar?
  • Exciting opportunity to design, implement and evaluate mHealth platforms, with a focus on behavioural change interventions, to manage acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!

CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.

This position involves conducting innovative research in the design and implementation of mobile health systems to manage acute and chronic diseases. With a focus on developing evidence-based personalised and individual virtual care solutions, the role involves understanding of health systems and the implementation of mHealth technologies, the ability to analyse and incorporate novel technologies for use in acute and chronic care, and the capacity to observe emerging trends in health care delivery to influence the strategic direction of the Mobile Health Systems team, Health Services Group, and AEHRC.

Your duties will include:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of existing research and /or commercial non-invasive sensor technologies for health and recovery tracking, including sleep tracking, mental wellbeing, and energy expenditure. 
  • Employ your understanding and knowledge of the basis and implementation of behaviour change theories
  • Lead components of existing projects in diabetes, stroke and rehabilitation, and providing scientific leadership on new projects, collaborating across Australia and Internationally.
  • Ensure timely and successful delivery on key milestones of internally and externally funded projects in close collaboration with scientists across CSIRO and other Institutions
  • Build and maintain collaborations with clinical partners, including State Health Departments, Universities, and Industry partners
  • Provide support to the Health Services Group of the AEHRC, via collaborative research and student engagement with specific focus on the design and implementation of behaviour change interventions to improve health outcomes.
  • Mentor and supervise students and other staff in the fields of mHealth and precision medicine.

Location:  Brisbane, QLD (Sydney and Adelaide may be considered)
Salary:       AU$89k - AU$98k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:      Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 77462

To be considered you will need:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area such as clinical psychology, behavioural science, or similar.

Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.

  • A considerable degree of originality, creativity and innovation in solving problems and introducing new directions and approaches in behavioural change interventions
  • Previous research experience implementing behavioural change techniques especially in the field of health promotion.
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of mHealth platforms and digital health technologies
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret and integrate complex bodies of information and draw logical conclusions, synthesise proposals and defend options with reasoned arguments.
  • A record of science innovation and the ability to lead projects focused on delivering science-based solutions for stakeholders
  • Strong and collaborative communication skills to communicate research results to clients and the scientific community through oral and written reports
  • Experience in designing and implementing human participant trials, including ethical conduct in human research
  • The ability to lead and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary, multi-location research team, and carry out independent individual research.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description.


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

28 November 2021, 11:00pm AEDT

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