Research Fellow - Institute for Social Science Research

Aug 15, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) undertakes solution focused research addressing societal challenges and is a national leader in advanced interdisciplinary social science and evidence-based policy research. ISSR researchers work with diverse academic disciplines and collaborate with government agencies and the private and not-for profit sectors to address key Australian and international public policy questions that span the life course and require investigation of areas such as social inequality and wellbeing, education, employment, housing, social services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environments research and international development. The Institute leads advances in social science and evaluation methodology, and is developing new capabilities in health and social data science.

About This Opportunity

As part of the Mental Health/Substance Use and Associated Risk Research Group, you will be undertaking team-based research in a high achieving multidisciplinary and collaboration focused environment at the Institute for Social Science Research.

Activities carried out on a day to day basis may include the collection, management, analyses of qualitative and quantitative data, preparation of reports and academic papers, and under supervision, day-to-day management of research partnerships between ISSR and industry partners.

This position is based at our Long Pocket precinct with complimentary parking, modern facilities and good infrastructure. The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

PhD in a relevant field of Social Science or Cognate Discipline is a requirement for this position including components of quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data management (eg. Sociology, Public Health, Education, Psychology).

With high levels of personal integrity and an ability to work collaboratively with research colleagues you will have a background of undertaking high quality mixed methods research and applying this to program evaluation.

Research experience across on or more of the following areas is essential: substance use and mental health, child/adolescent wellbeing, family relationships, social/health services, social policy and social disadvantage.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to .

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term position at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542.89 - $90,982.26, plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities , salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 .


To discuss this role please contact Dr Caroline Salom at or on +61 7 3446 7695.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
  • Cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria
  • Resume

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