Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Consumer Informatics

North Ryde, Australia
From $95,706 - $102,570 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: From $95,706 - $102,570 (Level A step 6-8) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment type: Full-time, fixed-term position for 1 year (with possibility of extension)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher to participate in an established research program in consumer informatics. The goal of the program is to research, develop, and evaluate digital health applications to support patients and consumers in making better healthcare decisions.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a cross-disciplinary group of highly experienced and internationally recognised researchers in the Centre for Health Informatics to (a) conduct research in the design, evaluation and science of digital health for patients and consumers; (b) develop high-quality publications and presentations; and (c) support other related research activities of the team (e.g. student supervision).

About You

You will have completed a PhD in a relevant health-related discipline. You will bring your strong research expertise to a multi-disciplinary team and help the team to develop and evaluate real-world systems for patients and consumers. We are looking both for academic rigour and outputs, as well as proven problem-solving experience, and ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders. Ideally, you will have the desire to work with patients and consumers, with demonstrated skills of using mixed-methods research to design and evaluate real-world applications in healthcare settings. You will be a good communicator, passionate about your research, and enjoy working in a dynamic team.

About Us

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied-health clinicians and researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety.

The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) explores the application of novel digital technologies in healthcare and its implications for transforming models of care, driving system-wide change and delivering more personalised healthcare.

The Centre leads a number of large-scale NHMRC projects in digital health and in 2018 established the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare. As the longest-running digital health research centre in Australia, CHI is a research partner to major healthcare providers, research institutions and governments, and has national and international industry partnerships.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page) letter that demonstrates how you meet the selection criteria below.


  • PhD in a relevant health-related discipline (e.g., health informatics, human computer interaction, psychology, public health, health services, health sciences, medicine)
  • Strong experience in systematic review and/or meta-analysis
  • Demonstrated skills in mixed-methods research (such as interviews/surveys/focus groups, participant recruitment, co-design methods, ethics application involving human participants)
  • Demonstrated skills in data analysis (e.g., system usage log analysis, qualitative data analysis, statistical analyses, social network analysis)
  • Publication track record in refereed journals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to prepare and publish in high impact quality journals.
  • Proven ability to conduct research independently and as part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in innovative technologies, such as sensors, smart home, assistive technology
  • Experience in human computer interaction, health behaviour change, and/or social network analysis
  • Understanding of health informatics and consumer digital health
  • Experience working with patients, healthcare consumers, and/or clinicians

Please note: Applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Annie Lau, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

Recruitment Enquiries: Jasmine Xia, HR Assistant at

Applications Close: Sunday 17 July 2022 at 11:55 pm AEDT

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