Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

Canberra, Australia
17 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
19 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package: $71,509 - $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

Researchers in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program (ATSIHP) within the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), Research School of Population Health (RSPH) conduct cutting-edge innovative and multidisciplinary large-scale research in areas across the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. We have a range of research projects that work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Our approach across the program is to conduct research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities, and organisations, and to frame our work using a strengths-based approach, where possible. Research areas include: the relationship between culture and wellbeing; cardiovascular disease; family and community safety; tobacco control; social and emotional wellbeing; and research methodology.

The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will report to the Associate Professor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, NCEPH.  This position will have a specific focus on the Mayi Kuwayu Study and the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) impact evaluation, as well as contributing to research activities across ATSIHP. The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will also regularly engage with academic and professional staff in the program, as well as a wide range of people across RSPH, the university and external stakeholders.

For further information please contact Dr Katie Thurber:

T: 02 6125 5615 or


Closing date: 19 May 2019

Position description: Postdoc Fellow_Research Fellow.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.