Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Early Childhood and Cultural Development

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • 1 x Full time, 12 month fixed term positions
  • Develop your career in early childhood development research whilst working with a world leading group of academic advisors located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary $113,184 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Brain and Mind Centre, Youth Mental Health & Technology team has an outstanding opportunity for an Evaluation Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the team, to work on a collaborative research project with international reach, concerned with early childhood development, social and emotional wellbeing.

This is a global collaborative project which is being co-designed in partnership with a major software company and major international NGOs. This role will allow the opportunity for the Evaluation Research Fellow to work with leading academic experts in this field.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake research in early childhood, childrearing, and digital health
  • evaluate the impact of childrearing content on parenting practices, behaviours, attitudes, and confidence
  • conduct quantitative analyses to inform the development and refinement of scientific content for a digital health solution and contribute to evaluation reports and academic papers
  • work with an established evaluation team to collect and analyse qualitative impact and process evaluation data
  • contribute to workplace culture within Brain and Mind Centre and Faculty of Medicine and Health and contribute to the strategic direction of the University

About you

  • has completed their PhD in early childhood studies, digital health, brain sciences, or similar fields
  • demonstrates experience in literature searches and literature summaries
  • demonstrates the ability to write for both an academic and non-academic audience
  • demonstrates experience in research in early childhood development, parenting or mental health
  • demonstrates experience in qualitative and quantitative research analysis
  • displays evidence of cultural competence
  • possesses excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with remote and non-English speaking stakeholders.

The successful candidate might also possess an understanding of neurobiological systems.

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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.

Pre-employment checks

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.

EEO statement

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How to apply

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