Postdoctoral Research Fellow, EPOCH Translate

Melbourne, Australia
Level B: $100,837 – $119,266 + 17% Superannuation
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based at the Burwood Campus  
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE) and fixed term (2 years)
  • Level B: $100,837 – $119,266 + 17% Superannuation

This Research Fellow will work as part of the Centre for Research Excellence in Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood- Translate (EPOCH Translate). This is a national research centre bring together internationally renowned experts in early childhood obesity prevention research.

The successful candidate will specifically focus on stream 3 of EPOCH Translate ‘The science of scaling up and implementing effective approaches to early childhood obesity prevention into policy and practice’. The research fellow will conduct research to explore the key opportunities and leverage points to integrate and scale up effective early life obesity prevention intervention components into existing services and programs.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Engage collaboratively to conduct research relevant to EPOCH translate Stream 3, work area 1: Scale up and sustained delivery of effective interventions
  • Contribute to other activities within the EPOCH CRE including Early-Mid Career Researcher capacity building activities
  • Apply for independent research funding
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s) and the community
  • Ensure impact of academic activity in the field and the community
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead innovation and translation into policies, frameworks, strategy, priority setting and other outcomes to create positive impact
  • Co-supervise honours and/or HDR students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes
  • Adopt and promote a culture of research excellence, innovation, and impact

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions
  • success in obtaining internal or external research funding
  • ability to make a contribution to communities through research
  • capacity to contribute to leadership of research and administration
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • skills and experience using mixed methods research
  • Understanding of implementation science research methodologies *desirable
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement and partnering with research, practice and policy partners *desirable
  • Experience in engaging with research end users in the design, conduct and reporting of research including use of co-design approaches *desirable

Applications for this position close on the 20th of July, 2022


  • Infrequent travel will be required for EPOCH-Translate annual meetings and conferences as appropriate. 
  • Working with Children Check

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.

Please submit your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact A/Prof Rachel Laws, Associate Professor, Public Health Nutrition at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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