- Full time fixed term until February 2023 (possibility of extension)
- Great opportunity for an early career researcher to join a supportive and well respected team, making an impact in health based research
- Base Salary $98,645 + 17% superannuation
- Applications Close: Sunday 27 February 2022
About the opportunity
The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to a range of projects using NextGen evidence synthesis methodologies and conducting meta-research.
Projects will likely include; 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.
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. There will be an 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.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- undertake systematic reviews
- work on individual participant data meta-analyses with large data sets
- work with a large number of international collaborators and other stakeholders.
- 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, organise and manage projects
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- the successful applicant will combine quantitative research skills with excellent communication and scientific writing skills
- experience in systematic reviews and meta-analyses is highly desirable
- experience in research implementation and communication with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, consumers) is desirable, but not essential.
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Sponsorship/work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.
Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
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- Applications Close Sunday 27 February 2022 11:59 PM