Research Fellow, Aboriginal Health

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$105,043 – $124,301 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
20 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH)

  • Take on a key research leadership role to support Aboriginal health research teams in community-based research.
  • 0.8 FTE appointment on a fixed term basis
  • Base salary range: Level B $105,043 – $124,301 p.a. (pro rata) 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

UWA’s Medical School brings together the brightest students, experienced clinicians and committed researchers to unlock the greatest health challenges of our day. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Medical School is an infinite source of teaching and learning for individuals who share our goal of delivering better health outcomes today and into the future.

The Centre of Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (CAMDH) was established to promote the concept of holistic health care and cultural security in relation to Aboriginal health and health care practice, research and learning.

About the opportunity

As a Research Fellow in CAMDH, you will work closely with and contribute to the strategic planning and direction of the Aboriginal Ageing Well Research team. The work you do will be essential to support this rapidly growing research team and progress its initiatives across several research projects and a Centre for Research Excellence.

As part of the team you will support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers and postgraduate students in community-based research, build and maintain research partnerships, and co-author high quality research papers. You will also identify and deliver ongoing capacity building opportunities for the Aboriginal and research community.

About you 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or Masters in a health-related field.
  • Substantial experience in health-related research, with desirable experience in the Aboriginal health research field.
  • Demonstrated ability to co-author high quality research papers.
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring staff and/or post graduate students
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a culturally inclusive and diverse research team

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants or applicants with experience in the Aboriginal health research field to apply for this opportunity.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: PD 512718.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 Thursday, 16th February 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kate Smith at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

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 children aged 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. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.