First listed on: 13 February 2020

JCU Townsville are offering an exciting new opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow ($67,010 - $89,541 plus 17% superannuation) to join our world-leading University on a full time and fixed-term appointment up to 24 months.


  • Work in a collegial environment supported by dedicated experts.
  • Enjoy 5 weeks annual leave working in tropical North Queensland.
  • Promote, foster, and support quality research for Psychology at JCU

What you can accomplish in the role

This is a rewarding role for you to join the award-winning Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) group in the Psychology Department at James Cook University. PAHL is focused on translational health psychology – having an outward focus and applying psychological principles for the design and delivery of community health programs. You will have a key role in the design, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of various PAHL programs in Australia.


What you will bring to the role

You will bring a PhD in health psychology with experience in the publication of academic journal articles. A passion for and strong commitment to the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) group will ensure your success in this exciting new role. Any experience in the design of online programs and/or online health interventions will be highly regarded; however, such experience is not essential.



Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions, offering a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on its high-quality teaching and research, and the University is well-known for delivering practical benefits to the peoples and industries of Australia.


Tropical Townsville

Providing a laid-back lifestyle in the tropics of Australia, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys. Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none


How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17068.

Interested applicants should direct questions to Professor James Dimmock –

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