Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow, Communication in Health Care

Canberra, Australia
$78,940 – $121,857 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package: $78,940 – $121,857 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term (2.5 years – Anticipated start date early-May 2023)
Position description & Selection Criteria: PD academic level A-B_Postdoc_ICH.pdf

Position overview

The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) is an international, interdisciplinary organisation, established to promote health care communication research and the application of research findings to healthcare practice and education. The institute’s mission is to build an international, collaborative research and training hub in healthcare communication to improve patient safety and the quality of healthcare practice around the world.

ICH is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellow/research fellow to work with Institute Director Professor Diana Slade and the ICH team. The position is a research/research coordination role for “Improving communication to enhance patients’ health literacy, empowerment and self-management of heart failure”, a research project funded by the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation.

The successful applicant would have experience and/or a PhD in linguistics or a relevant discipline and will carry out team-based research as part of the project. They will need to be dynamic, flexible, resilient, and able to work in a fast-paced environment, and able to travel between ACT and WA to perform site-based research and outreach. They must be based in or willing to relocate to the ACT.

The ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH)

Based at one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, the ICH addresses mounting evidence that ineffective communication at all levels of the healthcare system leads to poor patient outcomes, including serious illness and death, and contributes to clinician dissatisfaction.  he institute aims to translate cutting-edge communication research into best practice for safe and compassionate health care. It is located in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts. It also has very strong links with the ANU School of Medicine and with organisations in the healthcare sector in NSW (such as St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney), ACT, across Australia and internationally.

College Overview

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For further information, please contact Professor Diana Slade, T: 0419 281 256 or E:  

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.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. The anticipated interview date is 14 March 2023.

Please note: The successful applicant 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: 19 February 2023