Research Fellow in Drug and Alcohol Research

University of New South Wales


Research Fellow for The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Job no: 499586

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Australian Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research

The Opportunity  

  • 2-Year, Fixed-Term opportunity until 30 June 2022
  • Academic Level A – B: $77K - $127K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will hold an NDARC Postdoctoral Fellowship and work closely with senior researchers at NDARC, providing support across a number of ongoing drug and alcohol research projects in alignment with NDARC’s core workplan areas. The role of Postdoctoral Research Fellow reports to a senior researcher appropriate to their research interests and expertise and has no direct reports other than an expectation to contribute to HDR supervision. Download File Level AB - Postdoc Fellow - NDARC.pdf

Skills and Experience

Level A:

  • Completed PhD in a relevant discipline, including public health, epidemiology, social science, biostatistics or health economics
  • Relevant experience and applied knowledge in a health/medical field
  • Demonstrated experience in methodologically rigorous data collection and/or data analyses
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team
  • Evidence of research activity in at least one of NDARC’s core workplan areas
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Level B (in addition):

  • Strong research output, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals and publications and success in applying and/or attracting competitive research funding
  • Demonstrated capacity to carry out independent research as indicated by a proven track record of writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Professor Louisa Degenhardt                      E:

Applications close: 11pm, 23 June 2020

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Position Description

Advertised: 26 May 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 23 Jun 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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