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.
In a current study of skills in complementary therapies used by registered psychologists, a comparison is being made between Australian, American and UK professionals. Researchers and those in newly awarded research assistant jobs are working in research along with Dr. Peta Stapleton, and they are studying the use, training and knowledge in alternative and complementary therapies and medicine in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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About 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed in Australia in each of the last five years. It is vital to be able to detect cancer early, and new research jobs are being created for projects to look into Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing.
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The peak health Australian research body is launching new projects to back up their previous findings that windfarms do not harm humans. This will bring about a need for people to fill research assistant jobs. Previous research has shown that humans are not harmed by windfarms, but comprehensive research into any possible links is being commissioned.
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