Postdoctoral Research Fellow

QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia
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Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join School of Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Academic Division.

This role provides a unique opportunity for the right person to conduct research with a large, nationally representative data set that has direct policy and practice implications in the area of child maltreatment. It would suit a public health researcher, statistician or allied health professional interested in working to prevention child maltreatment in Australia.

We’re offering this role as a hybrid position as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world.

Real world impact

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

About the area

The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) is the first nation-wide study of the prevalence and health impacts of child maltreatment. It has generated for the first time data on how many Australians have experienced each of the five types of child maltreatment (physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence) and their associated impacts on a range of mental health and health risk behaviours, and burden of disease. The ACMS was funded by the NHMRC with additional funding provided by the Australian Government. The ACMS interviewed 8503 randomly recruited Australians aged 16-65 years and older about their experiences in childhood and a range of health and socio-economic outcomes through life. This has provided an incredibly rich, nationally representative dataset which can be used to answer multiple significant questions relevant to public health policy, public health law, and policy and practice across multiple sectors. More information about the study and published outcomes can be found on the ACMS website..

What you need to succeed

  1. PhD in a relevant field (e.g. psychology, public health, epidemiology, health etc).
  2. Demonstrated strong statistical capabilities with experience in using statistical programs including SAS, Stata, R, SPSS. Candidates who demonstrate strong skills in a single program will be considered if they provide evidence they can quickly upskill in different programs if required.
  3. Demonstrated experience in leading, developing or contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles.
  4. Highly advanced skill in written communication.
  5. Exceptional attention to detail.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Careers at QUT

We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff
  • Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.
  • We see diversity and inclusion as our strengths.
  • Explore more benefits of life at QUT.

Our Commitment

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.

In support of our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, we aspire to an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6% and we encourage Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a fulfilling career.

We believe in creating safe spaces for inclusivity to flourish and we know that diversity is our strength – see our commitment. If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you.

Reference number: 23759

Term: Fixed-term, full-time basis for three (3) years

Remuneration: $125,576 to $149,137 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of $106,113 to $126,022 salary pa, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)

Location: Gardens Point (hybrid option available)

Job opens: 24-Aug-2023

Applications Close: 17-Sep-2023 at 11.30pm

Open to: The position is open to all applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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