Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Population Health

Canberra, Australia
06 May 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $71, 509 - $90,215 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

Identified Position

Position overview

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.

A unique and exciting opportunity exists to undertake a PhD whilst working on the Master of Applied Epidemiology, Australia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program.

The Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) is Australia’s Field Epidemiology Training Program, run by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health within the Research School of Population Health for over 25 years. During this time around 17% of the more than 200 graduates have been Indigenous. The Epidemiology for Policy and Practice group, also at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health conducts innovative large-scale research on chronic disease, variation in health and healthcare and disadvantaged populations. Indigenous health research is a major area of focus for the group.

We are looking for an Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow to undertake a joint position between the MAE team and Epidemiology for Policy and Practice group. The Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow will split their time between the working with the MAE team with a focus on strengthening Indigenous engagement (40% of role), and building their own academic career including completion of a PhD (60% of role). To be successful in this role you will have a background in public health and/or field epidemiology, demonstrated interest in research and teaching, excellent communication skills and a commitment to improving Indigenous health. The successful candidate will be required to maintain highly effective relationships with range of government, non-government and community health organisations, and contribute to collaborative research and teaching within RSPH.

For further information, please contact Dr Stephanie Davis T: 02 6125 5816 E:

Closing date: 4 June 2019

Position description: PD_Indigenous_Postdoctoral Fellow.docx

The ANU strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a Special Measure to increase employment opportunities provided to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in line with the strategies in the ANU Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2019.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

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). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

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