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Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 05 Feb 2019

Job no:501660
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time, Fixed term - Part-time
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level B

(Level B) $96,135 - $113,788 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Full-time, fixed term position for 12 months available immediately with the option of part-time employment

The Critical and Ethical Mental Health research group (CEMH ), part of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the John M Nardo Postdoctoral Fellowship.

CEMH has established the Fellowship to help carry out restorations of unreported or misreported trials under the RIAT (restoring invisible and abandoned trials) initiative. The Fellowship is named in honour of Mickey Nardo (1 Boring Old Man), whose contributions to the field of psychiatry are renowned, from outstanding patient-centred care, to rigorous analysis of clinical trial data relating to psychiatric drugs.

Mickey was a leader in the landmark research resulting in the prestigious BMJ publication of 'Restoring Study 329', our reanalysis of the infamous Study 329 of the antidepressant paroxetine for adolescent depression.

The position will initially be offered for one year at 0.8 FTE through funding from the newly established RIAT Support Centre at the University of Maryland. The successful applicant will work with an international team of experts, with the primary task of reanalysing data from the influential and controversial Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent in psychiatry, epidemiology, health statistics, psychology, public health or a related field.
  • Experience with the development and management of research projects and understanding of clinical trials
  • Understanding of research integrity
  • Substantial knowledge of recording and analysing results, and preparing written communications, grant and manuscript submissions
  • Proven high level statistical analysis and interpretation skills

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm (ACST), 05 February 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jon Jureidini

For enquiries regarding the application process, contact:


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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