Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology

Location
Canberra, Australia
Salary
$102,253 p.a. to $120,814 p.a.
Posted
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Ref
263/2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
  • CANBERRA BASED
  • SALARY RANGE (LEVEL B) $102,253pa to $120,814pa
  • FIXED TERM – 2 YEARS 

Overview

Epidemiology Post-doctorate Research Fellow

An exciting opportunity exists for a post-doctoral researcher to help drive epidemiological research for the Department of Defence as part of a research partnership between ECU and Joint Health Command (JHC), Department of Defence.

The Directorate of Health Research within JHC has developed a Defence Health Research Framework 2021-2025, which articulates the research themes Defence will focus on to preserving and optimising the health of members across their life course. Measuring and monitoring the Health of the Force is a key strategic research priority within the Defence Health Research Framework as it would inform healthcare service delivery and healthcare promotion activities aimed at maintaining Defence capability.

In light of the rapidly evolving era of digital health, the Health Information Office (HIO) was established in September 2019 to provide a new Health System Insights Capability in JHC. The HIO uses data from the Defence-electronic Health System, as well as other sources, to provide the Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, commanders, and clinicians with insights from the health domain to optimise healthcare delivery for Australian Defence Force members.

As part of the implementation of the HIO mission, regular monitoring and surveillance of the Health of the Force has been identified as a strategic priority. HIO is developing a methodological approach to annually report on key health indicators that impact on Force readiness and well-being. This report will provide Defence leadership with insights to enhance awareness and understanding of Force health.

The Position

In partnership with the Directorate of Health Research and the Health Information Office at JHC, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is seeking a suitably qualified post-doctoral epidemiology researcher to undertake a population-based program of work, focussing on surveillance systems. The post-doctoral researcher will provide important methodological expertise to support the development of the Force health monitoring and surveillance program, and extensions of it.

The position will be based with the Directorate of Health Research, in partnership with the Health Information Office, Campbell Park Offices, Canberra, with a regular requirement to travel to ECU Joondalup campus.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • PhD or other post graduate qualification in epidemiology, biostatistics or health data systems.
  • Ability to conduct rigorous epidemiological research on the assigned project(s) with minimum supervision either as a member of a team or, where appropriate, independently.
  • Demonstrated track-record of producing and communicating high-quality scientific reports, presentations, and visualisations for a wide range of purposes.
  • Highly developed time management skills.
  • Ability to guide a program of work to inform the design and analysis of health surveillance data systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with a range of stakeholders.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $102,253 to $120,814 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

Initial appointment is for two years, with a further two year appointment subject to performance.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Caroline Finch (+ 61 8) 6304 2258 or Mr Tony Marceddo (+61 8) 6304 5194 for more information

How to Apply

Your application should include the following:

  1. A statement addressing the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages) and describing your suitability for this position.
  2. Current curriculum vitae (CV) 
  3. Links to your PhD & other publications (e.g. Google Scholar profile).
  4. Provide up to 5 career-best publications an explain authorship role and why this is your best.
  5. Names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
  6. Any other relevant supporting material.

Closing Date:

Applications close on 16 October 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO ARE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE GOVERNMENT BASELINE SECURITY CLEARANCE AND MUST HAVE AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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