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Postgraduate Research Fellowships


Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Growing Minds Australia


We are looking for Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will contribute to the development and publication of clinical and longitudinal research concerning child mental health and externalising disorders, as part of the Growing Minds Australia Externalising Group project. The role will support the project through provision of high-level data-management and analysis, coordinating the project execution across internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will manage multiple stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork within the project and across those involved in the project.


  • Part time (0.4 FTE 2 days per week) fixed term for 2 years at Brain and Mind Centre, Camperdown
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate research amongst Australia’s leading investigators in externalizing disorders
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary $118,390 – $140,586 pro rata + 17% superannuation

Who’s eligible

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • demonstrated experience in conducting and publishing psychological research in clinical or developmental areas relevant to child mental health
  • skills working with complex data sets, including data management and current best-practice statistical methods (including that relevant to longitudinal designs and person-centered analyses)
  • experience in preparing and reporting results for peer reviewed publications, reports, and presentations, including to lay audiences
  • knowledge of current literature regarding child development and mental health, including externalizing problems
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders.
For more information please see the full position description on the website, or get in touch with us at growing-minds-australia@sydney.edu.au.



Postgraduate scholarship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in child and youth mental health.


We’re seeking to engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates who would value a research scholarship to work in child and youth mental health research, with a focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community needs. We’re offering up to $35,950 per annum plus project costs, to $50,000 in total, for three years.

This scholarship is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund grant MRF2006438 under the Million Minds Mission, and is supported by the University of Sydney, School of Psychology.


This scholarship may be awarded as either a primary or supplementary scholarship.

The primary scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney RTP rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The supplementary scholarship will cover additional project costs of up to $14,050 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who’s eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled in a full-time  PhD within the School of Psychology at the Faculty of Science
  • be willing to conduct research in child and youth mental health consistent with the core activities of Growing Minds Australia
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or a master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component
  • apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships
  • hold a primary stipend scholarship to be eligible for the supplementary scholarship
  • have a research member of Growing Minds Australia based at the University of Sydney as a primary research supervisor
  • hold or willing to apply for a Working with Children Check (WWC), where necessary.
For more information please visit the University of Sydney scholarships website, or get in touch with us at growing-minds-australia@sydney.edu.au.





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