Postdoctoral Research Fellow Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

at La Trobe University

  • Full-time, Fixed term contract until June 2020
  • Located at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • $93,632 - $110,897 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre is seeking a suitably qualified and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake and publish research related to the implementation and evaluation of intervention at the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).

Reporting to the Director & Chair of the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, the Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be co-located within the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre and the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre on the Bundoora campus. S/he will work cooperatively within the transdisciplinary team at the Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre. The incumbent will also work collaboratively with the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres at a national level, and provide leadership around the research related to early learning and development of children with autism.

Skills & Experience

  • Completion of a PhD or research experience in a relevant discipline
  • Research experience resulting in publications, conference papers and reports
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation
  • Experience in the analysis and modelling of data, including the capacity to integrate data from a range of sources and of uneven quality.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 2nd June 2019

Position Enquiries: Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, TEL: 03 9479 1162, Email:

Position Description below:

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This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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