Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Naturopathic Medicine

Lismore, Australia
30 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed-term opportunity
  • Remuneration package up to $138,092 per annum
  • Located in Lismore, NSW. Relocation support available

About the role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus on the provision of research and advice to support National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine’s African strategy. The appointee will develop a program of research, education, and service of traditional medicines in developing countries with a focus on Africa.

In addition, the appointee will undertake teaching in the Centre’s programs and courses, and contribute to other research activities within the Centre and across discipline areas.

The remuneration package for this position is up to $138,092 per annum (inclusive of base salary $99,649-$118,027 per annum and 17% employer's contribution to superannuation).

 About you

We are seeking applications from candidates who have an established background and are specialists in teaching and/or research within traditional and complementary medicine discipline area. It is essential that applicants have at least three years relevant experience.

You will have established links and a track record of partnering with government and non-government organisations, specifically with the World Health Organisation. With an in-depth knowledge of government policy in public health you will have the ability to successfully navigate stakeholder engagement to maximise the research outcomes.

Our academics are passionate about enhancing the outcomes of our research and strive to develop effective partnerships with external organisations that strengthen their engagement and investment resulting in positive outcomes for our global communities.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

The National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) at Southern Cross University is an internationally recognised centre of excellence and innovation in naturopathic medicine and health education, research and practice. NCNM creates, promotes and advocates a strong culture of incorporating evidence-based science into naturopathic education and clinical practice.

NCNM is leading the way in advancing naturopathic medicine in Australia and internationally through addressing current and emerging health challenges. As evidence-based natural medicine and multi-disciplined care plays an increasingly critical role in healthcare, NCNM will be at the forefront of solutions.

The Centre was founded in 2020 at Southern Cross University Lismore, established through a $10 million donation from the Blackmore Foundation, and is the first in Australia to offer postgraduate pathways in naturopathic medicine.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applicant information

Australian and international applicants. Visa sponsorship may be available for this position, however, due to current international travel restrictions into Australia, applicants must be currently located within Australia. 

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

Please note:

The University is closed from Friday 25 December to Friday 1 January (inclusive). Enquiries regarding the role can be submitted by email to the appropriate contact listed above and this will be checked intermittently during the University Christmas closure. The positive part of this? If you join our team you will have time off work from Christmas to New Year every year with additional paid leave, allowing you to enjoy this time with your family and friends.

Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.