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Post Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Medical and Health Sciences

Joondalup, Australia
$80,938 - $134,596pa
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

ALEVA: $80,938 - $108,498 pa
ALEVB: $113,918 - $134,596pa
FIXED TERM (3 YEARS), 2 POSITIONS, 1 x 0.7FTE. 1 x 0.3 FTE


Edith Cowan University School of Medical and Health Sciences has recently created a Postdoctoral Fellowship with two part time positions to undertake several projects focusing on identifying novel risk factors associated with unfavourable health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease, and to undertake intervention study aim to improve these health outcomes. The Fellowship is directly funded by Edith Cowan University, with additional grant funding from National and Health Medical Research Council to ensure completion of the projects. There will also be opportunity to be involved in broader clinical epidemiological projects to understand the role of nutrition in chronic diseases and novel vascular biomarkers in predicting health outcomes. 

The Role

The School is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead several clinical sciences and epidemiological projects focusing on improving health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease, including patients maintained on dialysis treatment or have received kidney transplants. The research will involve an exploration of novel risk factors of the three most common complications in patients with chronic kidney disease, including cardiovascular disease, infections, and cancer. Understanding the relationship of these novel risk factors and adverse health outcomes will be critical in the development of innovative prediction modelling and develop innovative strategies to improve these health outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. These research findings will have direct clinical relevance and will likely lead to a change in clinical practice and potential policy changes in the field of chronic kidney disease. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Conduct and co-ordinate research studies, including independence in conducting advanced statistical modelling and ensure adherence to strict ethical research conduct.
  • Familiarity in ethics submission, data linkage and setting up of/data entry into RedCAP.
  • Assist in grant writing and submission process.
  • Publish and promote the results of the research.
  • Engage in the supervision and training of research students and other relevant supervision.
  • Work collaboratively across health services and research partners, including international collaborators.

Skills and Experience

You must have:

  • A PhD in a clinical area of research, particularly in clinical epidemiology (applicants must have a PhD at the commencement of the contract).
  • Complex biostatistical skills (or ability to learn new methods independently). 
  • Experience in setting up RedCAP and data linkage. 
  • Experience in planning and conducting scientific research.
  • Excellent scientific writing skills with a demonstrated record of research publications. 
  • Interest in and knowledge of implementation methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with a range of healthcare professionals and services.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage projects and budgets 

Experience and demonstrated interest with complex statistical modelling such as machine learning methods and demonstrated experience in the handling and analysis of big data would be highly desired. 

The successful applicant will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Courage and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

These fixed term position attract remuneration of: $80,938 - $108,498 pa (ALEVA) or $113,918 - $134,596pa (ALEVB) paid on a pro-rata basis plus up to 17% University superannuation contribution. 

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are welcome to contact Professor Wai Lim on for further information. Please do not email your application to Professor Lim. Applications will only be accepted if they are submitted via the recruitment progress.

How to Apply:

Please upload your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role with specific reference to the skills and experience in this advertisement. Please indicate whether you are applying for the 0.7 FTE role or the 0.3 FTE role.

Closing Date

Applications close on Thursday 11 July 2024 at 11:30pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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