Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow: Climate Change and Human Health

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
02 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Job no: 0058381
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/Part-time (negotiable); Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130 900 p.a. plus 17% super, or
            Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) is a respected leader in the field of public health education, research and knowledge exchange. MSPGH was established in 2001 as the first school of its kind in Australia with a vision to make a difference in the population and public health sphere - building on the substantial assets of our University to advance public health in communities nationally and internationally - with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples.

Since its inception, the School has grown rapidly in size, scope and reputation and has consistently attracted leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights and expertise. We continue to attract increasing levels of competitive funding from governments and a range of renowned philanthropic organisations, funders and individuals. The School now comprises over 350 academic and professional staff.

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow and Academic Convenor to join the expanding climate change and human health research program led by Prof Kathryn Bowen and colleagues within the School of Population and Global Health. The applied research in our program aims to rapidly advance the understanding of the impacts of climate change (and other environmental changes), and the development and implementation of practical solutions. In this program there is a very strong focus on policy-relevant research, and co-design of research activities with collaborators. The University of Melbourne has been ranked #1 in Australia for both climate change (as reported in The Australian) and in public health research (ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022).

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead climate change and human health research projects independently and as a team
  • Lead the growing collaborations in climate change and human health research and practice at the University
  • Lead a wide-range of knowledge exchange activities – including with public, private and NGO sectors
  • Facilitate and support interdisciplinary research enabling activities in selected theme areas, oversee the program budget, and prepare annual activity and financial reports;

About You

You are an ethical scholar who values diversity and works effectively with individual differences, with contributions in independent and team-based research in human health and climate change. You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) and work collaboratively.

You will also have:

  • PhD in relevant discipline such as public health, global health, environmental health, health policy, human geography, psychology, epidemiology, or related disciplines
  • High-level project management skills and organisational skills and problem-solving initiative
  • Evidence of successful partnership with stakeholder groups including government, service providers and communities

Please note: to ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, a successful candidate would be required to pass a Working with Children Check in Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Applications close: 3rd March 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position Description: 0058381_Research Fellow_Climate and Health_PD.pdf

Similar jobs

Similar jobs