Senior Research Associate in Healthy Brain Ageing
University of New South Wales

Senior Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Research Associate

Employment Type: Full time, 35 hours per week

Duration: 12 months fixed term  

Remuneration: Level B Academic $119,440 + 17% super + annual leave loading

Location: Kensington campus, NSW 

Why this role matters:

The Senior Research Associate (Level B) will contribute towards the research effort of UNSW at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and develop their research expertise in epidemiology of dementia (with special expertise in statistics) through the projects relevant to their field of research. 

The Senior Research Associate will provide research expertise in projects related to epidemiological projects within CHeBA-led consortia as well as other collaborative projects in which CHeBA participates. This includes conducting analyses of datasets of three major longitudinal studies and other associated projects conducted by CHeBA to enhance the scientific output from these studies, establishing a personal research portfolio, and assisting students and other researchers in high level statistical analyses. 

The role of Senior Research Associate will report to the CHeBA Co-Director and has no direct reports.

Skills Required:

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • A strong grounding in epidemiology or biostatistics through course work, research or other experience is desirable.
  • An excellent academic track record with demonstrated and proven experience in the use of statistical packages such as R, SPSS, SAS, or STATA in performing statistical procedures commonly used in the analysis of behavioural science or medical data such as imputation of missing data, linear mixed modelling, structural equation modelling or twin data analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills together with excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience in writing in high quality scientific papers and technical reports.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and deal with several modalities of data, including, for example, health, neuroimaging and genetics data.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work in the context of multiple studies in order to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor and/or supervise students, as appropriate for a Level B academic position. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

To learn more about this position, and view the comprehensive skills and criteria list, a copy of the Position Description can be found by clicking on the position description button beneath our ad on JOBS@UNSW.

Benefits and Culture:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world. 

Our benefits include:

  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

How to apply

To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

Please click Apply now to submit your application online.

Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a resume and a cover letter addressing your experience and interest in the role. To view the full position description, please click on the Position Description link below.



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Applications close:  Sunday 9th June before 11.30pm.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 29 Apr 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 09 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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