Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow, Sleep Science

May 10, 2017
May 23, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The Institute for Social Science Research

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is a national leader in advanced interdisciplinary social science and evidence-based policy research. ISSR researchers address some of the most important issues and challenges facing Australia and the world today in areas such as education, employment, housing, social wellbeing, homelessness, sustainability, health, international development and Indigenous studies. The Institute also undertakes research to improve social science and evaluation methodology and is developing new capabilities in data science, and in the social aspects of health. The Institute also offers commercial services and training for public, private and community sector organisations. It provides high-quality learning experiences for postgraduate and postdoctoral students, and has some of the most advanced research facilities for data collection and analysis in the country. The Institute employs nearly 100 faculty and staff, has an annual budget of $11 million and includes affiliated researchers in the fields of political science, sociology, social policy, geographical sciences, economics, psychology, education, demography, mathematics, statistics and computer science. ISSR is located at the University's new Long Pocket precinct (off Meiers Road, Indooroopilly).

More information about ISSR can be found at

The role

We are seeking a Senior Researcher in the field of sleep science that supports the research program in Early Childhood Education and Care. The ideal candidate will engage and collaborate with internal and external partners to form high impact research projects. The position will undertake specified research with expected publication outputs and manage contracted research projects with specified deliverables, including the supervision of research assistants and research higher degree students.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant social science disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in Early Childhood Education and Care and the lifecourse. You should have well developed research skills, a strong methodological background, strong engagement skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with and lead multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level C or D. The remuneration package for Level C will be in the range of $112,874 to $130,150; and for Level D $135,909.73 - $149,731.41 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package for Level C will be in the range $132,063.11 - $152,276.56 p.a.; and Level D will be in the range of $159,014.38 - $175,185.74 p.a.).

Position Description

500564_3038096_Senior Research Fellow-Principal Research Fellow_Sleep Science.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Karen Thorpe on +61 7 3346 7742 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Reference: 500564

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