Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 13 May 2020

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Wed May 6 00:46:33 2020
  • 110002

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, temporary part-time role.
  • Do you have a PhD in Educational Psychology or a related field and want to conduct meaningful research in the area of Autism?
  • Do you like being a part of a dynamic and diverse team?

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Victoria University of Wellington Autism Clinic, within the Faculty of Education. The clinic team has 12 members including therapists, PhD students, and interns.

The Research Fellow reports the Autism Clinic Lead (Hannah Waddington) and has the following key responsibilities:

Research expertise

  • Identify and synthesise relevant research.
  • Complete ethics applications.
  • Apply for grant funding.
  • Manage research assistants.
  • Design high-quality qualitative and quantitative research which is suited to the research question.
  • Analyse data.
  • Publish research in national and international, peer-reviewed journals.

Community engagement

  • Engaging with local iwi and Māori-focussed community groups to ensure that the research is culturally appropriate and important to Māori.
  • Working with Wellington-based early intervention organisations to ensure that research is relevant and meaningful in a New Zealand context.

Key Requirements:

  • PhD in Educational Psychology or related field.
  • Experience conducting research with children with autism and their whānau.
  • Experience working with Māori children and their whānau.
  • Understanding of the importance of Mātauranga Māori approaches to research.
  • Training in specific models of early intervention for children with autism, including the Early Start Denver model (desirable)

Role Description

Applications close: 13th May 2020

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dr Hannah Waddington, tel:+6444639773 , email:Hannah.waddington@vuw.ac.nz but applicants should follow the steps below.

About Us


Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its professional staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities.

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi. “Mai i te iho ki te pae” is the Māori Strategic Outcomes Framework which is linked to the University’s Strategic Plan. Mā te rautaki tātou e koke whakamua (via the strategy we strive to move forward together).

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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