Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Sydney, Australia
04 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health

University of Sydney

  • Opportunity for a Research Fellow to contribute to the research activities related for a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project
  • Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, 2 years with a possibility of one year’s extension, with a base salary of $106K - $126K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Fellow will conduct research related to an NHMRC funded project (Development of a novel framework to maximise population health gains through high intensity incidental physical activity- HIIPA) and the Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep Consortium (ProPASS).

The primary functions of the role include contributing to the management, data collection, analysis and reporting of the above research projects and making an independent contribution to research through leadership of components of these and other research projects.

The incumbent will contribute to the activities of the Theme of physical activity, exercise, and energy expenditure at the Charles Perkins Centre and you will lead Charles Perkins Centre research project nodes that are relevant to the project.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD (or close to completion) or equivalent in a relevant health-related discipline e.g. physical activity, exercise science, exercise physiology
  • experience of project management in an academic research environment
  • familiarity with epidemiology methods and demonstrated ability to carry out statistical analyses of large databases of health related data
  • a proven ability to undertake quantitative data collection and analysis
  • a demonstrated record of leadership and substantial contribution to peer reviewed publications in high quality journals
  • a demonstrated record of contributing to competitive grant applications and/or acquiring research fellowship
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • excellent English language skills (written and oral).

About us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health brings together the areas ofhealth sciences and public health, dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacyto facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to solving modern day healthcare problems. By integrating the best minds and resources from our schools, clinical schools, disciplines and research bodies, the newly formed Faculty of Medicine and Health is designed to harness collaboration and translate research into education and clinical practice.

The role will be based at the Charles Perkins Centre (led by Prof Stephen Simpson) and the School of Health Sciences (led by Prof Joshua Burns).

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 481/0220F to apply.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

Closing date: 11:30pm, 01 April 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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