A postdoctoral research fellow is a highly-educated individual who has recently finished his or her PhD. He or she works on research that will further the goals of the company or establishment that he or she is employed by, as well as works to produce data and findings that are publishable. A person may work as a research fellow or a research assistant, may oversee projects as the primary investigator, or work for another individual. In some cases, postdoctoral research fellows work in a collective group.
The research projects themselves are funded by a company through hiring individuals for a specific project or goal, or by the government on a case-by-case basis. Postdoctoral research fellows investigate, design, implement, and evaluate research projects in a variety of fields, including science, communications, and medicine.
The vast majority of postdoctoral research positions are found in the education field, where salaries range from $60,000 to over $100,000 per year. In addition to this, most job providers, no matter the industry, provide upwards of an 11% superannuation payment for employees, which can be well above the 9% average.
As the Australian government is currently pushing to expand the research industry by a large amount before 2020, there are good job prospects for postdoctoral research fellow.
Australia is extending over $100 million AU in funding that will help Australian research specialists to find new cures and treatments for health problems. Research assistant jobs will be available when the funding is released, supporting more than 150 grants across 5 health schemes.
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Poultry has been called the future’s animal protein, since its production is highly efficient, with low levels of emissions. Australia is one of the highest countries in poultry consumption, and driving productivity is innovation, provided by those in new research jobs.
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Hewlett-Packard, a global computer manufacturer, is setting up a brand new facility for research in South Australia. This will create hundreds of jobs, including research assistant jobs. The project also includes a plan for the $55 billion company to back new IT degrees at SA universities. The new deal should be announced soon, when everything has been fully negotiated.
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