Research Fellow, School of Human Sciences

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$105,043.00 – $124,301.00 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Human Sciences

  • Research and teaching role focusing on environmental influences on pregnancy and early child health
  • Level B, part-time appointment (0.8 FTE) on a fixed term basis for 3 years
  • Base salary range: $105,043.00 – $124,301.00 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

The School of Human Sciences is a large multidisciplinary school with research and teaching focused on better understanding what it is to be human, from our structure, function, development and genetics, to adaptation, performance and evolution.

The School of Human Sciences was formed in 2017 as an amalgamation of the School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology and the School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health. The School is one of the largest in the University and makes a significant contribution to the BSc majors in Anatomy and Human Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Science and Sports Science. The School also contributes to medical, dental and paramedical education in all tertiary institutions within Western Australia.

About the opportunity

The position involves contributing to research and teaching in the areas of developmental origins of adult disease and human reproductive biology. The incumbent will be part of a dynamic and diverse research team focused on the effects of environmental change on maternal and child health.

The position is associated with the NHMRC Healthy Environments and Lives National Research Network (HEAL); a collaboration of over 30 organisations from across Australia aiming to catalyse research, enable knowledge exchange and translate research into policy and practice.

About you 

You will have a mix of strong research skills and interpersonal skills for this position. You will have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable research collaboration and communication. You will have the capacity to work with a broad range of stakeholders and be proactive in your inclusion of diversity in research and teaching.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent qualifications/work experience in a field relevant to the position.
  • High-level interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • Established publication record in esteemed peer-reviewed journals and other relevant outlets.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and experience coordinating research projects.
  • Evidence of tertiary teaching experience and excellence.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Research Fellow 514007.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, 27 March 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Caitlin Wyrwoll on (08) 6488 1569 or 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.

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