Research Fellow, School of Indigenous Studies

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$105,043 - $124,301 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
08 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Indigenous Studies

  • Research intensive position working on the Million Minds project
  • Level B, full-time appointment on a parental leave cover until end of October 2023
  • Base salary range: $105,043 - $124,301 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health within the School of Indigenous Studies brings together the University’s expertise, programs and resources in a strong collaborative partnership focused on a central theme for Aboriginal peoples and communities - Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives. The Centre aims to drive a transformative intergenerational Aboriginal health research agenda, which delivers tangible, measurable health outcomes and services directly to Aboriginal peoples and communities.

About the opportunity

You will conduct research and collaborate with colleagues at UWA and within Indigenous and research organisations located around Australia on the Medical Research Future Funds, Million Minds Mission Project (Million Minds), “Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing”. You will work with key stakeholder groups including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, peak bodies, policymakers, clinicians, and scientists.

You will have the opportunity to mentor, supervise, and facilitate students, post-graduate researchers, and collaborate with community partners on projects related to this research.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Completed doctoral qualification within the areas of public health, allied health, psychology, or related discipline
  • Experience and understanding of topics concerning Indigenous or First Nation peoples at the individual, community, national, and international levels
  • Experience in research and development practices, data collection and data analytics, especially in the areas of Indigenous Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Scholarly research and a publication profile relative to opportunity Highly developed and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Research project or project management Ability to work independently, show initiative, and work productively as part of a team

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: POSITION DESCRIPTION - Research Fellow Level B SIS.PDF

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 13 February 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Pat Dudgeon at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. Indigenous people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

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