Postdoctoral Fellow in Rare Disease Awareness, Education, Support and Training
University of New South Wales

Postdoctoral Fellow- RArEST

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Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Employment Type: Part time 21 hours per week

Duration: Contracted until June 2024

Remuneration: $98k – $105k + 17% superannuation 

Why your role matters

  • Work with some of the best minds in your field
  • Join a Go8 university that’s globally recognised for making an impact
  • We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse campus that supports the needs of all

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.
If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why your role matters

Reporting to Lecturer Dr (Elizabeth) Emma Palmer this Postdoctoral Fellow role will contribute towards the research effort of UNSW, and empower the successful applicant to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects as part of the RArEST (Rare Disease Awareness, Education, Support and Training) program. 

RArEST is a 3-year Department of Health-funded program aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and their families with rare diseases, improving rare disease health professional education and training, and exploring opportunities to instigate meaningful health system change.  It is a groundbreaking program aimed at improving outcomes for the 2 million Australians with rare diseases and aligns with the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for the design and implementation of the evaluation of the RArEST grant. 

Who you are

You have a PhD in implementation science, evaluation, education, health services research, behavioural science research, biomedical science or a related field and/or relevant work experience.

To apply

If contributing to rare disease, health professional education and training, and health system rare disease change activities is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience listed in the position description.00096353 - Post-Doc Fellow - Level A - WCH PD (1).pdf

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions, we are only accepting applications from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

Please note applications sent to the contact below cannot be accepted.


Skye Logan

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11.55pm, Monday, 18 October 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 24 Sep 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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