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Research Fellow, School of Population and Global Health

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$108,509 – $128,404 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Population and Global Health

  • Opportunity for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to join a leading academic public health School and work in collaboration with researchers and a not-for-profit organisation to evaluate an innovate family and domestic violence recovery service and undertake related sub-studies
  • Level B, full-time on a 3-year fixed term basis
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 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 Population & Global Health (SPGH) at The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive academic organisation giving material expression of the belief that excellence in research underpins excellence in education and community partnerships. The School has a reputation for an evidence-based approach to research and education that influences policy and practice development. SPGH aspires to be a school in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts to improve community health and wellbeing. 

About the opportunity

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will work in collaboration with SPGH academics and a Perth-based not-for-profit organisation to lead and manage the evaluation of their new service which supports the recovery of women and children from experiences of  family and domestic violence, lead related sub-studies, co-ordinate dissemination of research findings and develop applications for future funding.

 To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in public health, psychology, sociology or related field.
  • Understanding of family and domestic violence and knowledge of its drivers and impact
  • Knowledge of the human services sector including services for family and domestic violence and recovery
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, human service or health program evaluation
  • Experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. 
  • Experience compiling ethics applications
  • Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata or SPSS and qualitative research programs such as NVivo
  • Ability and experience in managing a program of research 
  • Ability and experience in communicating scientific results through conference and other presentations; and peer-reviewed journal articles and other reports.
  • High level organisational and time management skills and experience in working successfully independently and as a member of a research team

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION [Research Fellow] SPGH.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 Wednesday, 22 May 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Ashleigh Lin 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.fc039


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