Australia: University of Newcastle Research Fellowship Scheme

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The University
of Newcastle seeks applications for two University of Newcastle
Research Fellowships to be located in Priority Research Centres: The
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research and the Research Centre for
Gender, Health and Ageing.

Applications
will be assessed on excellence, both in relation to the proposed
research project and track record.  The position will be appointed at
an Academic Level B, although higher level may be considered.

CENTRE FOR BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

The
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research draws together researchers
from a variety of backgrounds: molecular genetics, basic and cognitive
neurosciences, clinical psychology, psychiatry, mental health nursing,
neurology and epidemiology.  The Centre aims to develop better means
for early detection and prevention of morbidity/mortality, as well as
more efficacious interventions/treatments for targeted brain disorders.

We
are seeking applications from outstanding researchers to promote the
integration of clinical research and basic neuroscience.  Applications
are sought from early career researchers with a PhD to conduct research
within at least one of the Centre’s five priority research programs. 
Schizophrenia, Stroke, Affective and Addictive Disorders, Pain and
Sensory Dysfunction or Emerging Programs.  Applicants must be either a
clinical scientist whose program of research will include a substantial
basic neuroscience component, or a basic neuroscience researcher whose
program of research will include a substantial clinical research
component.  The successful applicant must have the capacity to
establish and maintain the necessary cross-disciplinary linkages to
sustain their research program in both the clinical and basic science
domains.

THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GENDER, HEALTH AND AGEING

The
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing is a strong
trans-disciplinary Centre concerned with one of the most challenging
contemporary issues – the ageing of our population and the health of
men and women as they age.  Through its research themes, members of the
Centre are undertaking cutting edge research and development across a
range of fields.  The Centre researches individual health care and
societal factors that affect men and women’s health and well-being as
they age.  The Centre also examines the ways in which communities and
organisations respond to the ageing population.  The Centre has
considerable experience in analysing population data from routine data
sources and from longitudinal population surveys including the
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

We
are seeking a suitably qualified post-doctoral health researcher with
an interest in public health and/or health services research in
relation to gender and/or ageing.

Both Fellowships are available for a period of up to five years. 
Successful applicants will receive a Research Support Grant of $15,000.
 
Applications for the above two Fellowships close on 8th August 2008  Please forward your application to:
 
Lyn McBriarty
Director, Research Services
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan  NSW   2308
Australia

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research/fellowships.html

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