The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.
The Research School of Psychology (RSP) conducts research into all major areas of psychology, including social psychology, cognition and perception, clinical and health psychology, and lifespan development. All research methods are welcome, including experimental and behavioural studies, large-scale survey methods, clinical studies, neuroimaging, quantitative modelling, and qualitative studies. ROLE STATEMENT Specific duties required may include: 1. Undertake independent research in the area of social and clinical/health psychology, with a view to publishing original and innovative results in refereed journals, present research at academic seminars and at national and international conferences, and collaborate with other researchers at a national and international level. This includes working as part of a team on externally funded projects subject to deadlines. 2. Liaise closely with industry and funding partners, such as government departments, community organisations, or healthcare providers. 3. Collaborate with senior staff to actively seek and secure external funding, assist to prepare and submit research proposals to external funding bodies as appropriate. 4. Subject to the requirements of the funding source, and where an opportunity exists, contribute to the teaching activities of the School at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 5. Supervise students working on individual or group projects at undergraduate, honours, graduate-coursework levels. Assist with supervision of research students. 6. Assist to supervise research support staff in the research area. 7. Actively contribute to all aspects of the operation of the School. 8. Assist in outreach activities including to prospective students, research institutes, industry, government, the media and the general public. 9. Maintain high academic standards in all education, research and administration endeavours. 10. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity 11. Other duties as required consistent with the classification level of the position.
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to utilise their experience in the area of social identity and health to contribute towards meeting the objectives of an NHMRC grant entitled ‘Unlocking the social cure: Innovations in basic and translational science of the social determinants of mental health.’ This work is at the intersection of social and clinical psychology. We would welcome an application from you, especially if you have experience in contributing to applied social identity research in liaison with industry partners, such as government departments, community organisations, or healthcare providers, and/or demonstrated experience using modern advanced statistical methods in psychology. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. A PhD (or substantial progress toward a PhD) in social psychology, clinical/health psychology, or a cognate discipline, with a track record of independent research in the field of area of social identity and health (especially mental health), as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 2. Demonstrated experience using modern advanced statistical methods in psychology. 3. An ability and commitment to contribute to bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities. 4. Experience contributing to applied research in collaboration with industry partners, such as government departments, community organisations, or healthcare providers will be highly regarded. 5. Ability and willingness to supervise students working on research projects, as well as to contribute to teaching where it falls within the scope of the project. 6. The ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, and to meet deadlines to bring projects to a timely completion. 7. Excellent oral and written English language skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with a variety of staff and students in a cross-disciplinary academic environment and to foster respectful and productive working relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. 8. A demonstrated high-level understanding of equal opportunity principles and a commitment to the application of these policies in a University context. A Level A research academic will typically conduct research/scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as a member of a team and will normally hold a relevant higher degree. A Level A research academic will normally work under the supervision of academic staff at Level B or above, with an increasing degree of autonomy as the research academic gains skills and experience. A Level A research academic may undertake limited teaching, may supervise at undergraduate levels and may publish the results of the research conducted as sole author or in collaboration. They will undertake administration primarily relating to their activities at the institution. The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.
Classification: Academic Level A Salary package: $73,309 - $92,015 plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Fixed Term (2 years) - Work at the intersection of social and clinical psychology, at the forefront of an influential field of new "social cure" research. - Join the Research School of Psychology at ANU, which has long established strengths in group processes and intergroup relations. - Be part of a strong team in a flexible work environment with an attractive renumeration package.
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A brief research outline, which provides an indicative statement of the type of research you would like to conduct in the position of Postdoctoral Fellow, which should be fall broadly within the "social cure" field with a focus on some aspect of mental health. This statement should be a maximum of two pages long. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For more information about the role, please contact A/Prof Tegan Cruwys: [email protected] Applications close: 04 Jun 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time