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Research Fellow in Climate Change, Air Quality and Health

Bruce, Australia
$109,830 pa - $130,080 pa
Closing date
10 May 2024
  • Contribute to significant improvements in the lives of our youth through research on climate change adaptation to mitigate the impact of smoke haze on child health in Southeast Asia.
  • Academic Level B, Salary Range $109,830 pa - $130,080 pa + 17% Super
  • Full Time, Fixed Term 3 years Opportunity until June 2027

About Us:

Join us here at University of Canberra where we walk together to foster an inclusive and empowered community. Together, we endeavour to empower, connect, and exchange knowledge with our diverse people, cultures, and environments.

We stand firm and dedicated to upholding fundamental values such as inclusivity, honouring Indigenous cultures (Nurragunnawali), driving positive change, nurturing curiosity, and promoting collaborative efforts. We are committed to leading the national education sector in championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility via Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032.

About the opportunity:

The NHMRC Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) Network, a collaborative effort involving more than 30 organizations across Australia, aims to drive research, facilitate knowledge exchange, and translate findings into policies and practices that enhance health, strengthen the Australian healthcare system, and promote environmental sustainability.

With funding support from the NHMRC, UC has the opportunity to assess the impact of wildfire smoke on children's health in Southeast Asia and evaluate climate change adaptation solutions.

As the incoming Research Fellow, you will join the HEAL Global Research Centre, reporting directly to the HEAL Centre Director. In this role, you will contribute to at least two projects focused on evaluating the health effects of environmental exposures and air pollution resulting from climate change in Australia, India, and Southeast Asia.

You will be responsible for nurturing collaborative relationships, serving as a role model for your peers, and fostering effective partnerships across various sectors including private and public, industry, and the community.

Additionally, this position entails supervising postgraduate students and engaging in productive collaborations with colleagues at local, regional, national, and international levels.

Essential qualifications include proficiency in academic writing and data analysis, supported by a track record of peer-reviewed publications and a PhD that is finalised before the 1st of July.

Desirable attributes include prior experience in facilitating air quality monitoring fieldwork and managing international projects.

Offerings/ Benefits/ Culture:

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Family-friendly policies
  • On campus Gym, Medical services, Cafes, Post office, Supermarket and Childcare facilities.
  • Professional Development offerings (study assistance, corporate programs and discounts)
  • Innovative work environment with a diverse and inclusive culture
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program and a corporate private Health Plan (Bupa)

We warmly welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, persons with disabilities, and those representing culturally diverse backgrounds to join us in creating a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

What we need from you: To be considered for this position, we only require your CV; no additional documents are necessary.

SUBMIT your CV through the “Apply Now” tab.  We kindly ask that you take this opportunity to align your CV with the Download File Position Description, ensuring that your skills and experience are clearly articulated in connection with the specific requirements of the role.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

WWVP: The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

For job specific information: please contact Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, Director of HEAL Global Research Centre on

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Monday 13th May 2024

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