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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Internal Applicants Only)

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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at the University of Queensland is one of the most prestigious schools of psychology in Australia, with a strong reputation built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School has thriving and dynamic research profiles in almost all areas of psychology and is able to attract visitors from overseas and other institutions in Australia. The School has collaborative relationships through cross-appointed staff with other schools in the University, thus creating opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Information about the School may be accessed on the School web site at

About This Opportunity

An opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in their discipline.  At this level, it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities. This role will be supported and guided by more senior academic research staff with the expectation of an increasing degree of autonomy over time.

The role will focus on project management and research duties as part of the Child Abuse Investigator Training and Delivery (CATD) Project, funded by the Queensland Police Service. The role will work with Professor Blake McKimmie, Professor Barbara Masser, Detective Senior Sergeant Kirsten Helton and other representatives from QPS as required.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have completed a PhD in the discipline area. This will be partnered with an emerging profile in research and evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals in the discipline area. Expertise in the area of psychology and law, with the capability of developing knowledge and expertise in trauma, child witnesses and sexual assault is essential.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a fixed-term, full time position for 2.5 years at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $83,627 - $92,782, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $97,843 - $108,554.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD_512359.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Blake McKimmie

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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