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Postdoctoral Fellow - Graham Painton Fellowship

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • Idiopathic/Occupationally Acquired Lung Disease in Adults Focussed Fellowship
  • $76,570 - $102,091 + 17% Super + Leave Loading
  • 3-year Fixed Term Appointment

The Organisation

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The Graham Painton Foundation is generously supporting a three-year research fellowship in adult respiratory medicine. The Graham Painton Clinical Research Fellowship aims to support early career researchers to be employed in research-active units across UNSW-affiliated local health districts or Medical Research Institutes (MRIs). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for research into the area of idiopathic or occupationally acquired lung disease in adults. You will be responsible for leading research-related activities, identifying opportunities for collaboration and funding, and assisting the broader team with research.

The Opportunity

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership in the management of research projects, including managing ethics submissions, reporting to funding body, data collection, integrity, analysis (including statistical) and reporting of results
  • Leading the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, posters and submit grant and fellowship applications
  • Liaising with stakeholders including government agencies, peak bodies, researchers, collaborators and end users of the various projects
  • Consult with staff and supervisors on the preparation of grant applications (including budgets) and reports for publication, progress and annual reports for projects, and grants and literature reviews
  • Supervise and train staff and Honours, PhD or ILP students as required
  • Prepare documentation for ethics submissions and reporting
  • Prepare annual report on milestones
  • Conduct data analysis for publications, and oversee data management for key projects

About the successful applicant:

You must have a PhD in medicine, medical science, public or allied health, or an equivalent level of knowledge. You possess an excellent academic track record, including a proven research and publication history, in peer-reviewed journals. You will have the ability or potential, to attract external research funding through grant applications. You must be a great communicator, with the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management and collaborators and general public. Demonstrated project management experience, including ability to meet project requirements and deadlines, is essential to your success. Experience in student and technical staff supervision or teaching, would be highly regarded.

Download File PD - PostDoc Graham Painton Fellowship.pdf

To apply:  Please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Selection Criteria contained within the Position Description. You must submit your application online, we cannot accept emailed applications.


Ian Jones - Talent Acquisition team Lead


T: 0404 809939

Applications close: 11pm on Sunday 8th March 2020

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).

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