Research Fellow, ANU College of Health and Medicine

Canberra / Melbourne / Adelaide, Australia
 $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (36 months commencing January 2023)

  • Be part of an innovative ANU research team working at the forefront of Indigenous genomic medical research
  • Flexible location (Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide)
  • Extensive travel to remote Communities in Australia

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.  

The Academic Fellow will undertake research as part of a five-year NHMRC synergy grant – Respecting the Gift – Empowering Indigenous Communities in Genomic Medicine (2022-2026). The successful applicant will lead investigations into Indigenous concerns relating to health equity, communication, informed consent in Genomics and Indigenous methods for effective inclusion in the benefits of genomic medicine and research. This role sits with in Domain 1 of the NHMC Synergy Grant, which involves examining the cultural ethical, social, and legal issues (C+ELSI) relating to Australian Indigenous genomics research and providing a roadmap for Indigenous leadership and inclusion in genomics.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in social sciences, law, ethics or a discipline relevant to Indigenous Genomics. The candidate will also have existing research and peer reviewed research publications related to topics such as Indigenous ethical and legal issues in genomics, Indigenous health, Indigenous community engagement and social health science policy. The candidate will have demonstrated capacity to undertake and lead policy-relevant social science research projects using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Demonstration of survey data analysis skills will be essential. In order to excel in this role, the candidate will need to possess a willingness to make a difference to policy and public sector reform that impacts upon Indigenous genomics.

What we offer 

  • An academic and professional work environment that will help expand your career and assist you in further developing your research and teaching skills.
  • The opportunity to work with world-class researchers and educators; build networks with a diverse group of researchers across the University; industry partners and government stakeholders.
  • Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and salary sacrificing benefits.

For further information, please contact Azure Hermes E:

The University strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:    

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Closing Date: 1 January 2023

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