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Collaboration opportunities

We are always interested in collaborating with clinicians, policy makers and researchers on new initiatives, in research, evaluation and implementation. We also have a number of datasets (see Diabetes MILES studies), which offer opportunities for data analysis and publications. If you are interested, please send an email to

Employment opportunities

We are always keen to hear from postdoctoral researchers. Please contact us if you would like to discuss and develop projects that can be the subject of scholarship and fellowship funding applications.

PhD Scholarship opportunities

The ACBRD has a large and varied research program into the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of living with diabetes. We currently have a number of projects in development that would be suitable for research towards a PhD for suitably qualified candidates.

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, please send an email to Please include your CV and a 500-word summary of your research interest and why you are suited to conducting a PhD at the Centre.

The ACBRD are currently has one research assistant opportunity:



In this role you will the areas of behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes. Specifically, you will support project investigators with two ongoing research projects: 1) Psychological study as part of a Randomised Clinical Trial of a new technology to manage type 1 diabetes, and 2) the development and piloting of an online training module for health professionals in diabetes.

This will include:

  • Effectively collecting and recording/entering quantitative and qualitative data, maintaining data protocols, conducting preliminary data cleaning, screening and analysis.
  • Initiating and conducting research under supervision, either as a member of a team or independently (where appropriate), to achieve the objectives of the two research projects outlined above.
  • Preparing oral and written communications, such as contributing to reports, publications, conference presentations, and funding applications, as needed/appropriate).
  • Constructively contributing to a vibrant research team by participating in activities of the ACBRD and the University.


  • Honours/4th year or higher degree in psychology, or other health-related field with a research component.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health psychology (e.g. completion of relevant course unit; research experience) or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, sensitively, and compassionately with study participants and other project stakeholders.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct qualitative research, for example: developing interview questions and protocols, conducting research interviews, and analysing interview transcripts.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Christel Hendrieckx, Tel: +61 3 9244 6590, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 17 June 2018

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