First listed on: 06 August 2018

Senior Research Fellow in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 

  • Children’s Hospital – Westmead NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence funded research role in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • Expression of Interest - Start ASAP
  • Full-time or part-time, fixed term for 8 months maternity leave cover, base salary Level C $124K - $144K p.a prorated for a part time appointment plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to Professor Elizabeth Elliott and Dr Tracey Tsang, the successful applicant will take responsibility nad participate in the following projects:

-        Cross-sectional study of mental health, health, social, and wellbeing outcomes in predominantly Aboriginal youth in very remote communities in Fitzroy Valley, WA

-        National dissemination and evaluation of the Australian Guide to the Diagnosis of FASD and e-Learning Modules

-        Development and implementation of a software application which can semi-automatically detect and visualise classified human phenotype ontology terms on faces

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Research Fellow in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder who has:

  • a PhD or equivalent relevant postgraduate research qualification
  • a strong record of research and scholarly activities, team work and collaboration
  • experience in scientific writing with good publication record
  • experience in data analysis, use of databases and use of statistical software
  • experience with supervision of research staff
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • skills in the use of EndNote.

About us

A Centre of Research Excellence was established in 2016 between Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health, to conduct research into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The CRE aims to address the diagnosis and prevention of FASD and support of affected children and their families. The team consists of paediatricians, allied health professionals and researchers, in collaboration with community members including NOFASD and other stakeholders.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012 and a Police Check

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1118/0618F to apply.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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