Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Law and Justice

University of New South Wales

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Work type:Full-time
Location:Sydney, NSW
Categories:Post doctoral research fellow

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)

Duration: 2-year fixed term

Remuneration: $105,185 – $ 114,407 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW

  • Work where new ideas come to life and impact lives. 
  • An opportunity to do good work and have your work do good
  • Turbocharge your research career working with global leaders in this field

Why your role matters

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow contributes towards the research effort of the UNSW Law & Justice Faculty (School of Private & Commercial Law) by undertaking research on Scientia Professor Buckley’s Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Research Program entitled “The Financial Data Revolution: Seizing the Benefits, Controlling the Risks”.

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow you will carry out independent and/or team research within the field appointed to, and carry out activities to develop your research expertise relevant to the particular research project.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work closely and report to the Chief Investigator (Scientia Professor Buckley ).

We are accepting interest from candidates with Level A or Level B experience for this position.

You will have:

Level A

  • A PhD in Law, economics, finance, political science or cognate area or equivalent research and/or professional experience (such as experience as a banking and finance or technology lawyer).
  • Strong research capacity in the area of banking and finance law or cognate areas, and experience in exploring the interactions between law and policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research, including qualitative and empirical research.
  • Track record of high-quality publications and conference presentations.
  • Strong organisational skills including the capacity, if needed, to coordinate the day to day aspects of the research project and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with external stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and especially written communication skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Level B (in addition to the above):

  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and  developments.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • A track record of significant involvement with the profession and/or industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Ability to maintain a sound governance framework for research activities and ensure appropriate     ethics approval, reporting and documentation of research outcomes.

About the Faculty

UNSW Law & Justice is a top-ranking faculty and a global leader in law and criminology education and research, setting the pace in Australia for 50 years.   

We ranked 13th globally for law in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 16th in the Employer Reputation category by subject. In the most recent round of research excellence rankings, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5 for law, the highest possible score.   

We’re inspired by principles of law and justice and grounded in well-established legal skills. UNSW Law & Justice is committed to social justice and human rights, and to making a difference in this world.

To Apply: Please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to the Skills & Experience contained within the Position Description. You must submit your application online, we cannot accept emailed applications.


Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

[email protected]

Applications close:  Monday 6th December at 11:30pm AESDT.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Advertised:06 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:06 Dec 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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