Career opportunities

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Brain and Mind Research Institute is a Centre of the University of Sydney, made up of 27 research units, staffed by around 200 researchers and 100 students.

Our people work collaboratively to develop new procedures, technologies and medicines and to provide immediate access to the most advanced treatments for mental and neurological disorders.

Positions vacant

Expressions of interest are currently invited for appointment as a full-time post-doctoral clinical research associate for a six-month period. The role is supported by a grant from Uniting Care and the appointee will be working closely with Professor Ian Hickie at the Brain & Mind Research Institute.


  • Clinical or public health research experience preferably in a child or youth mental health framework
  • Experience in the design of clinical trials
  • Experience in the preparation of ethics applications for clinical research
  • Experience in developing research protocols
  • Ability to work largely independently
  • Excellent communication skills

To be considered for this opportunity it is essential that you write a detailed Expression of Interest demonstrating how you meet the above requirements.

Specific enquiries regarding the opportunity may be directed to Professor Ian Hickie on 02 9351 0810 or via email

Applications should be emailed to Professor Ian Hickie:

Closing Date:
8 October 2014, with an expectation that the successful appointee will take up the position no later than 26 October 2014.

For other positions offered in other areas please see the University of Sydney recruitment page.