Academic Roles at CTC

Post-doctoral Research Associate
Academic Level A
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Evidence Integration Group
Application deadline: 12.11.2021

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We are seeking expressions of interest for the position of a post-doctoral research fellow. This position will contribute to a range of projects using NextGen evidence synthesis methodologies and conducting meta-research.

Projects will include, for example, finding and implementing ideal strategies in childhood obesity prevention interventions with the TOPCHILD collaboration, assessing eating disorder risk in obesity treatment, and conducting meta-research to find and reduce reasons for research waste and increase collaboration and coordination in research.

The role will include work on individual participant data meta-analyses with large data sets, but also working with a large number of international collaborators and other stakeholders. The successful applicant will combine quantitative research skills with excellent communication and scientific writing skills. Experience in research implementation and communication with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, consumers) is desirable, but not necessary.

This is a research-only position, based at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre. The successful applicant will be working in the NextGen Evidence Synthesis team within the Evidence Integration Team.  Training will be provided, and there will be the opportunity to develop NextGen evidence synthesis specialist skills and to attend academic conferences to present project work. The successful applicant will be expected to make an active contribution to papers and new grant submissions arising from this work.

The successful applicant will have

  • a strong research background including a PhD qualification and competitive publication track record in a relevant field (systematic reviews, obesity, neonatology, epidemiology, public health, quantitative research, or biostatistics).
  • formal qualifications in research methods, such as Masters level qualifications in epidemiology, biostatistics or public health is highly desired
  • ability to work independently, conceive, initiate, organize and manage projects
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Candidates without these formal qualifications but who have demonstrated experience may also be considered.

This position is offered up to full-time, fixed-term (37.5 hours per week) and is available for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. For the right candidate, part-time or scaled hours will be considered.

Please direct any enquiries to Anna Lene Seidler, on with details of experience and qualifications.

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