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Research Fellow – Dementia Prevention

Perth, Australia
$110,442 - $130,829 (ALB) pro rata, plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
17 Jun 2024
  • $110,442 - $130,829 (ALB) pro rata, plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, fixed-term (4 years) position
  • Opportunity to lead and grow and research programme on dementia

Job reference: 8101

Enable Institute

The Enable Institute is a new collaborative venture focussed on conducting research which uses a whole of life (from maternity to palliative care), and whole of person (body, mind, and place) approach to meet the physical and mental health needs of people of all levels, ability, and age, to help them stay well and in their communities and to live personally meaningful and enriching lives.

To learn more about our institute, please visit

Your New Role

Research Statistician/Epidemiologist

The Dementia Centre of Excellence, within the Curtin EnAble Institute, is seeking an outstanding statistical researcher to help expand our ability to undertake complex, longitudinal data analyses and contribute to the program of research around the impacts of population ageing on brain health. The post-holder will utilise health record and cohort study data from Australia and Internationally, delivering applied research to impact health policy. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary international team that includes epidemiologists, psychologists, sports scientists, nutritionists, clinicians, and early and mid-career researchers.

To be considered for this post, you must hold a PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related subject, with excellent knowledge of research methods in epidemiology and statistics. You will have extensive experience analysing longitudinal data (e.g., risk prediction, machine learning etc), an established international publication record and success in attaining research funding. You will be enthusiastic and willing to take a leading role in driving new research projects.

To apply for the post please upload a CV and a cover letter. In the cover letter, please clearly describe how you fulfil the criteria set out above.

This is a full time, fixed term position for 4-years.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Blossom Stephan, Chair in Dementia, Enable Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences via

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare facility, and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

For more information about our university, please visit

Join us!

Please provide us with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (noted above) and your CV so we can assess your suitability for this role.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: Monday, 17 June 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position will require you to have a current Working with Children Check.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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