Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Corrections & Sentencing, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Reference: 497683
Element: Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Work type: Fixed term (two years)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing (GCECS), Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University, is searching for one Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to become part of a collaborative corrections and sentencing research team (start date negotiable but no later than January 2014).

This is a fixed term (two years), full time position based at the Mt Gravatt campus.

The role:
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work at the GCECS as part of a team conducting a variety of adult and juvenile corrections and sentencing research projects, including Queensland-focused research on correctional performance measurement, and selected comparative research projects conducted in collaboration with our global research consortium partners.

The Fellow will work autonomously based on direction provided by the Centre Director, and will contribute to the intellectual thrust of the GCECS. The role will include day-to-day management of one specific research project, and the supervision of casual research assistants.

The person:
This is an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher with a background and interest in corrections-focused research looking to expand his/her research and publication portfolio. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus on the social ecology of corrections, who are interested in conducting empirical research that furthers our understanding of the link between individual-level and community-level change strategies. A recent PhD in criminology, criminal justice, or a related social science is required. The successful applicant will have experience in conducting applied corrections/sentencing research and demonstrated skills in research design, and quantitative data analysis, including multi-level modelling. Excellent time management and organizational skills are also needed, along with the ability to produce research reports and academic publications in a timely manner, and to work both independently and as part of the GCECS team.

Both non-residents and Australian citizens or residents may apply. Recipients must reside in Australia for the full term of the Fellowship.

Salary range:
Research Fellow, Grade 1: $63,153 – $74,287 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $73,889 – $86,917 per annum.

Further information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link


For position queries, contact Professor James Byrne, Director, Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing on +61 (0) 7 3735 1831 or email

For application queries, contact Ms Samantha Byrne, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 4062.

Closing date: Monday 2 December 2013 4.30pm AEST.

See Seek to apply.

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