The Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Louis Landau Chairs in Child Health Research

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
06 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • We are seeking outstanding and dynamic child health researchers who will create and drive health and medical research in child health and development.

About the opportunities

Here at The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute we bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We have a passion to see our researchers and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence, and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.

We believe that every child deserves the same opportunities and through our joint collaborative efforts we seek to improve the health, development and wellbeing of children and young people through a research excellence and knowledge application.

These prestigious positions in Child Health Research, named in honour of Fiona Stanley and Louis Landau and the enormous contribution they have made to child health research in Western Australia, will create and drive research in child health and development, expected to deliver paradigm shifting research in one or more areas consistent with the visions of UWA and Telethon Kids.

Each Chair in Child Health Research will be a world-leading researcher who will contribute to academic leadership and excellence in child health in Western Australia and make an outstanding contribution to the governance and collegial life across UWA and Telethon Kids and more broadly outside institutions.

How to Apply

Please see the candidate brochure for more information about The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids and the role prior to applying.

We value diverse experiences and perspectives to strengthen our team and strategies. Both UWA and Telethon Kids have made a public commitment to be part of the SAGE Athena SWAN accreditation program, which aims to improve equity and diversity across Universities and Medical Research Institutes.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work so if you meet a number of the selection criteria in the candidate brochure (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Closing Date: Sunday 10 July 2022

Application Details: Applications must be submitted online.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

Telethon Kids embraces all employee differences and fosters a culture that supports diversity and inclusion, the Institute has been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation.

The Institute also offers:

  • An attractive remuneration and benefits package, including a discretionary fund to help support you in this leadership role as well as Visa support and relocation assistance if required.
  • Flexibility. We value supporting our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. We understand that your best work doesn’t necessary happen at a desk between the hours of 9am – 5pm and that life can sometimes be unpredictable. We are committed to supporting an agile workforce culture, where you can successfully manage the demands of work and your personal priorities.
  • Freedom to flourish in your role and to give the research program your own signature whilst having ongoing support from our leadership teams.