Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow, the Institute for Social Science Research

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

The Institute for Social Science Research and the Life Course Centre seek to appoint a suitably qualified academic researcher to undertake research in the areas of educational and labour market inequalities. The successful appointee for this position will contribute to quantitative research projects in this area, including ongoing and new Life Course centre projects and externally funded contract work. The work program for this position is led by Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski and the position will be located inside the “Tomaszewski Group” in ISSR.

The work program will comprise 50% duties for the Life Course Centre and 50% working on other research projects in the Institute for Social Science Research at the direction of the Group Leader. The latter will include contract research for government and may also involve preparing and presenting courses in statistical methods for social research within professional development and graduate training programs, and other professional duties relating to the operation and governance of the Research Group and ISSR.

The person

The appointment will be made at either level A or level B, depending on the demonstrated post-doctoral experience and achievements of the applicants. The level of managerial responsibilities assigned to the appointee will reflect the level of appointment on this salary scale. A Level B appointment would involve a stronger role in project management, new research funding applications, and drafting of joint research papers. A Level B appointment would also have a developing national reputation as a high quality researcher. A Level A appointment would be expected to demonstrate the capacity to build these higher level skills over time.

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 3 year appointment at Research Academic level A or B. The remuneration package for Level A will be in the range of $64,533.50 - $87,535.13 p.a.; and for Level B will be in the range of $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package for Level A will be in the range $75,504.19 - $102,416.10 p.a.; and Level B will be in the range of $107,807.00 - $128,020.46).

Position Description



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Reference: 500570

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