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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 504480
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

  • Salary Package: $90,188 p.a. (Level A, Step 6), plus employer superannuation guarantee
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, 12 months fixed term
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Project

This global, collaborative research project aims to investigate the challenges, lessons learned and most effective practices of large organisations in sustaining and scaling skilled employment of people on the autism spectrum.

The project has been funded by the Autism Cooperative Research Centre (ACRC) and DXC.Technology and is conducted in collaboration with industry partners including SAP, Microsoft, EY, JP Morgan Chase and others.

The research project will develop knowledge and frameworks to support organisations in embracing workplace neurodiversity by recruiting, hiring and retaining employees on the autism spectrum.

This project is part of an on-going multi-year research program. This project position is currently funded for 12 months and together with the successful applicant the project leader will seek follow-on funding to enable longer-term engagement in the research program.

About Us

The Faculty of Business and Economics has a worldwide reputation as a leading business and economics school. The Faculty’s mission is to make a positive contribution to business and society in the Asia-pacific region and beyond. The Faculty consists of several departments and research centres, along with multiple administrative support offices. This role will in the Department of Management, one of the faculty’s largest departments.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

We encourage and welcome applications from neuro-divergent candidates.

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • A PhD in management, psychology, disability studies or a related field;
  • Experience with disability employment and/or autism spectrum research;
  • Ability to efficiently project manage a global research team to enable timely production of quality outcomes;
  • Experience in producing publications in academic journals;
  • Experience in writing and submitting funding applications to external funding bodies;
  • Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research method skills, incl. experience in using; relevant software and techniques, data interpretation, and conducting systematic reviews;
  • Excellent written communication skills.


  • Experience working with industry and/or government and/or non-government organisations;
  • Practical or personal experience with autism or in autism employment if applicant is not on the autism spectrum.

Specific Role Enquires: Associate Professor Anna Krzeminska on

Applications Close: 9 November 11:55pm (AEDT)

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.



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