Research Associate

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,686 – $103,202 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
13 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • This role is an incredible opportunity for a recent higher degree research (HDR) graduate with excellent qualitative research skills to kickstart an independent research career in women’s health
  • Level A, part-time appointment (0.6 FTE) on a fixed term basis until June 2025
  • Base salary range: $76,686 – $103,202 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 Genetic Epidemiology Group is home to a multidisciplinary team of statisticians and epidemiologists who collaborate with other medical researchers to determine the genetic, epigenetic and environmental contributions to risk of common disease. We have a major focus on translating this information into public health practice, including diagnostic tools and risk prediction models.

About the opportunity

This position contributes to epidemiological studies investigating risk of chronic disease and improving health through dissemination of knowledge to both the scientific community and the public. Reporting to Associate Professor Jennifer Stone, Principal Research Fellow, this position involves qualitative research methods and significant stakeholder engagement for a diverse programme of epidemiological research relating to chronic diseases specific to women.

About you 

The successful appointee should demonstrate successful conduct of qualitative research in a health setting and leadership potential to coordinate a national qualitative research project regarding chronic diseases specific to women. 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD or Masters degree in public health, epidemiology, health sciences or relevant field
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative research methods in public health setting, including data analysis
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including qualitative data analysis software programs, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Relevant research experience at an appropriate level
  • Experience in consumer engagement
  • Proven ability in the preparation, presentation and publication of research results is desirable

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Research Associate 515498.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

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 13 October 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jennifer Stone on (08) 6488 1603 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.