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PhD study at University of New South Wales, Sydney

University of New South Wales Sydney is inviting applicants for the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Program. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. Scientia PhD scholars will receive an annual stipend of $40k and tuition fees covered for the full four-year study period, and will receive up to $10k annually for career development support. We are seeking domestic or international applicants interested in pursuing PhD study in salivary biomarkers associated with callous-unemotional traits, psychopathology and aggression:https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/salivary-hormones-risk-and-resiliency-factors-mental-illness within the Parent-Child Research Clinic that provides evidence-based assessment and intervention to children with conduct problems.

 

The preferred higher-degree research (HDR) candidate will have exceptional critical thinking, written/oral communication, and statistical skills. Candidates with prior experience with saliva collection, extraction, and analysis are preferred. Candidates who have experience in conducting research with children and/or clinical populations are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications open May 28 2018 and deadlines are:

July 20 2018 to contact supervisors re: support

Sep 3 2018 to submit online application

Offers will be made to successful candidates from November 5 2018 on.

 

For more information about the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Program see Frequently Asked Questions. Interested candidates please contact Associate Professor Eva Kimonis with a copy of your CV, transcript, and writing sample.

 

New Post doctoral fellow position

A  new Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Kolla, Vice President, Research & Academics, and in association with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. This Fellowship offers the opportunity to gain and contribute knowledge to the area of risk factors and assessment. The ideal student is interested in forensic mental health, psychopathy, genetics, neuroscience and risk factor identification. 

Key Accountabilities:

Develop and implement work plans for current and new research projects as well as coordinate, oversee and execute study procedures and research protocols.

Apply for funding (award applications) to local, provincial, and/or national research agencies.

Recruit and conduct patient testing as per research protocol.

Collect, clean, and analyze data.

Design and oversee the maintenance of SPSS and other databases.

Conduct simple and complex descriptive and inferential data analyses.

Write, prepare, edit, and format manuscripts for publications and grant applications.

Publish original research results obtained during tenure in appropriate journals and other recognized media.

Prepare presentations and posters relating to research.

Attend scientific conferences agreed upon in collaboration with Dr. Kolla to present results (subject to the availability of travel funds).

Support and provide consultation to other research staff.

Conduct literature reviews and other background research for manuscript and grant writing.

Discuss research findings with research team, collaborative partners, other researchers, etc.

Work collaboratively with the Research & Academics team, clinical staff, and external clinical and academic institutions.

Participate in training and educational activities.

Supervision of students may be required.

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

A Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree with an emphasis on mental health.

Prior experience in a clinical mental healthcare environment; forensic experience preferred.

Current knowledge of and experience with research design, research methodologies, patient recruitment and testing, data analysis, genetic screening, and risk assessments.

Advanced statistical training and knowledge of statistical software packages.

Evidence of experience in preparation and publication of manuscripts, including at least two first author publications (accepted or in press); strong technical writing skills.

Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results.

Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Proven ability to adapt readily to change.

Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude.

Preference for proficiency in French/English language skills.

 

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team quoting Job ID WC17-200.  Please note: This position will remain open until filled.  Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

More information: https://www.workopolis.com/jobsearch/job/17893520?uc=E4&sc=2.7260&sp=3

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