• Full time, fixed term until 1st August 2026. Located on Camperdown Campus at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to applied research working with external stakeholders and large datasets to create and evaluate policies and practices to minimise gambling harms
  • Base Salary Level B $113,184 – $117,425 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Psychology is currently seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Psychology (Gambling) to join Professor Sally Gainsbury and team at the Brain and Mind Centre. The position will involve working with colleagues across disciplines and external stakeholders to conduct applied research and translate outcomes to academic outputs in addition to dissemination efforts to lead to real-world changes.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with Professor Gainsbury and researchers within the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic as well as academics in the Schools of Psychology, Economics, Brain and Mind Centre, and Business School
  • independently lead research projects and work with students and junior researchers
  • develop project plans and data analysis plans including registrations for Open Science Frameworks
  • submit ethics applications and adhere to ethical principles in conducting research
  • analyse large data sets and work with data scientists
  • write funding and grant applications
  • disseminate research findings in technical reports, academic outputs, and in lay reports for stakeholders.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow in Psychology (Gambling) who has:

  • a PhD in Psychology (or related field)
  • expertise and experience analysing large data sets ideally including gambling customer accounts
  • proficient in using R/Python for reproducible workflows
  • demonstrated experience using open science practices
  • demonstrated ability to produce academic outputs and translate research to impact policy and practice
  • excellent project management skills and ability to lead a research team including junior and senior multidisciplinary researchers successfully applied for and received competitive research funding from multiple sources.

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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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Kevin Lim, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected].

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Applications close:

Sunday 27 August 2023 11:59 PM


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