University of Technology, Sydney



    May 10, 2023
    May 29, 2023

Postdoctoral Research Associate | Level A | IRC241542

BUS:  Marketing Discipline Group

UTS Business School delivers a broad range of degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and through its executive development programs. It is also recognised internationally for its innovative research. The UTS Business School is located in the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building which is the first building in Australia designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most influential architects.

About the role

The Post-doctoral Research Associate will contribute to research projects to be conducted in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). The goal of these projects is to examine applications of insights from behavioural science to the design of financial products and services aimed at helping customers take action to reduce carbon emissions and make decisions that improve their financial wellbeing. The research will focus on core insights from behavioural science associated with present bias, cognitive capacity, inattention bias, social influence, and trust. 

The Post-doctoral Research Associate will work as part of a team to test interventions based upon these insights that help individuals better align their actions with their intentions to help address the climate crisis and improve their financial outcomes. The projects will be developed and completed in collaboration with CBA. Primary methods will include analysis of very large-sample behavioural data, surveys, and lab and field experiments.

The successful candidate is expected to work full-time on these projects with UTS faculty (reporting to Associate Professor Adrian R. Camilleri), Harvard STAR Lab faculty affiliates, and with the CBA Behavioural Science team. The Research Associate will be based at UTS in Sydney and may also spend time at the CBA offices in Sydney.

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Statement in the documents section.

About you

You have demonstrated track record of conducting high-quality research with supervision, and the ability to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders, while building effective working relationships.  Other skills and knowledge include:

  • Knowledge and experience of behavioural science research.
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methods, including linear and logistical regression as well as multilevel modelling. 
  • A track record of undertaking academic research projects and achieving project deliverables.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of research translation and non-academic outputs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team.

Remuneration and benefits 

Base Salary Range: $86,331 to $105,146 (Level A)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary. 

This position is full-time and an appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for 2 years.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How to apply

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria (found on page 3 of the position statement), in a separate document.  For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria 

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV. 

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC241542 and your name.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th May 2023 at 11.59 pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia


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