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Vacancy: Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellow, La Trobe University

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Job No.: 557561
Work type:Fixed Term
Full-time or part-time (pro-rata), Fixed term for one year
Located at the Bundoora Campus
$65,996 – $89,021 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS) is one of La Trobe University’s major research centres and a globally recognised multidisciplinary centre of research excellence for over 25 years. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, the research outputs of ARCSHS received the highest rating of 5 – ‘Outstanding performance well above world standard’. Staff and students within ARCSHS examine many aspects of sexuality, sexual health and the social dimensions of human relationships, and the Centre’s major areas of research strength and interest include:

  • The health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) populations
  • Blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections
  • Young people’s sexual health and well-being
  • Gender, sexuality and social theory

About the position

ARCSHS is seeking to appoint two early career researchers for one-year postdoctoral, research-only fellowships across any of ARCSHS’s areas of sexuality research strength and interest. The appointees will be given the opportunity and mentorship to build their research profiles through the development of an original research project.

They will be expected to publish in high quality peer-reviewed arenas. Research fellows will also be expected to submit an application for either an ARC DECRA or NHMRC investigator grant for early career researchers within ARCSHS and administered through La Trobe University. In addition to publishing their own research in their chosen field, the fellows will be encouraged to collaborate on publications and other research projects in the Centre.

Fellowships will commence from March 2019 and there will be the option for successful candidates of taking up the positions on either a full-time or pro-rata part-time basis.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess:

  • Award of PhD on or after 01 March 2015 in sociology, public health, psychology or other related social sciences and humanities fields.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and conference papers.
  • Experience in the analysis of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team in a cooperative and collegial manner.
  • Demonstrated high level of self-motivation and personal management skills.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of benefits. 

How to apply

  • Closing date: Sunday, 20 January 2019 by 11.55pm AEDST.
  • Position enquiries: Steven Angelides, +61 3 9479 8729 or s.angelides@latrobe.edu.au
  • HR/Recruitment enquiries: Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant, +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au
  • Only candidates with working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application only and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection 

La Trobe University is an equal opportunity employer. La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN programme to advance gender equality in academia.

To apply and for further information, click here.

Souce: La Trobe University

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