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Job Number : 28365
Type and Location : Academic / Sydney
Listed By : University of Technology Sydeny on 16 Aug 2019
Research Associate Psychology

Graduate School of Health

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose - we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The Graduate school of Health is committed to UTS's target and supporting the career development of its female academics.

The Graduate School of Health (GSH) is recruiting a part time Research Associate to to develop their skills in mental health research and data management whilst contributing to an innovative research program in Psycho-social aspects of neurological illness.

You will play a central role in ensuring the success of the program of studies particularly considering impacts and interventions for Multiple Sclerosis and stroke.

The position is based at the central campus of UTS with co-investigators at Neura , University of Surrey, University of Nottingham, Auckland University of Technology and Adelaide University.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of an honours degree in psychology, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in systematic review, data collection, database management and data analysis. There is also the opportunity to contribute to publications.

In this role you will:
•Prepare research protocols and associated applications to relevant Human Research Ethics Committees
•Search multiple data bases using relevant criteria and identify relevant manuscripts and enter into Covidence.
•Collect research data via survey and interview formats
•Ensure timely and accurate entry of the study questionnaire data
•Conduct summary and descriptive data analyses of key study variables for the purpose of study reports
•Keep all study stakeholders informed of the progress of the study and convene meetings o stakeholders as required.

You will have:
•An Honours degree in Psychology
•Awareness of ethical principles of mental health research, particularly regarding participant confidentiality
•Awareness of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
•Broad knowledge of neurological illness and mental health.
•Demonstrated ability to meet project timelines and prioritise demands.
•Registration as a Psychologist is desirable
•A current driver's license is desirable but not essential

For the full list of role responsibilities and selection criteria please 
click here and download the position statement from the UTS website.


Base Salary: pro rata $78,170 pa (Academic level A)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a fixed term part-time basis for a period of 24 months. This role is 0.5 FTE which is 17.5 hours per week. Two full working days is required with flexibility provided on completing the remaining 3.5 hours.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC126134, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - these can be found on our website by clicking here. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the 
UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC126134.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080. Specific enquiries about the duties can be directed to Prof Ian Kneebone, Discipline of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Health at

Closing Date: Monday 9th September 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST).

Applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Contact Details
Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080. Specific enquiries about the duties can be directed to Prof Ian Kneebone, Discipline of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Health at

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