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Postdoctoral Research Officer in Mental Health

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 18/02/2019

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Research & Development

Job description:

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute provides world class facilities for histology, flow cytometry, Imaging and animal experiments.


About the Psychiatric Genetics Group:

The Psychiatric Genetics Group focuses on investigating the genetic and environmental factors that influence mental health conditions and the impact of non-psychiatric conditions on mental health. We work on many common mental health conditions and psychiatric traits covering the lifespan.


Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will be working with other postdocs and more senior researchers in the completion of projects that explore the relationship of demographic, psychological, economic, and social factors in the origins and impacts of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and autism disorder.Key responsibilities include quality control and analysis of large datasets and preparation and submission of manuscripts describing these analyses.


About you:

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with training in psychology, psychiatry (registration not required), public health or applied statistics. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in management of large datasets and an excellent track record relative to opportunity.PhD is required. Experience in working in SPSS and/or R is required. Please note this is an analytical post-doctoral position rather than a clinical position.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment