Research Fellow in Epidemiology

Brisbane, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and was recently ranked by the Australian Research Council as amongst the world's best. Current priorities include health behaviours and health promotion; cancer prevention; environmental health; epidemiology and biostatistics; longitudinal studies of women’s’ health; mental health; HIV/AIDS; substance use, antimicrobial stewardship and other aspects of health services research.

The Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research

The Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research (CLLR) fosters research and research training in longitudinal and life course epidemiology. Current projects include the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), the Mothers and their Children’s Health (MatCH) study, and Reproductive factors across women’s life course (M-PreM).  The Centre’s research projects are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the National Health and Medical Research Council. The CLLR was established in 2012 and it is located at The University of Queensland’s School of Public Health at Herston.

For more information, visit the CLLR website at

The role

This position is responsible for conducting high quality research on endometriosis in Australian women and contributing to the research agenda, culture and outcomes of the CLLR. The Research Fellow will work with the CLLR Co-Director, Professor Gita Mishra, to advance a research program focusing on non-communicable disease and reproductive health.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in epidemiology or related fields such as medicine, biomedical science, biology, or biostatistics. You should have the capacity to conduct productive research on women’s health, evidenced by published papers in leading discipline journals and conference participation. You must also have experience with the use and interpretation of health costing data and demonstrated ability to conduct high quality analysis of quantitative and qualitative data related to public health. Please view the position description for the full overview of the selection criteria.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact Aleisha O'Neill, ph. 3346 5363 or


This is a full-time or part-time, fixed term appointment for two years at Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $93,985 - $111,607 p.a full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,580 p.a full-time equivalent).

Position Description

Download File 505080_Research Fellow PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Gita Mishra on +61 7 3346 5224  or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Important: please do not send your application directly to the person listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement. Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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