Research Associate, Breathe Easy Walk Easy Lungs for Life

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2017
Ref
1695/0817
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Faculty of Health Sciences

Physiotherapy and Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

  • Be part of the Breathe Easy, Walk Easy - Lungs for Life project
  • Located at Cumberland Campus
  • The PhD scholarship is for a part-time PhD at $27,000 per year (tax free) for 3.5 years or a part-time PhD combined with the part-time Project Manager role, which attract a substantial full-time salary and a 5 year appointment.

About the opportunity 

A PhD scholarship is available through a NHMRC funded project:  Implementing evidence into practice to improve chronic lung disease management in Indigenous Australians: the Breathe Easy, Walk Easy - Lungs for Life (BE WELL) project.

While the project title suggests that the PhD topic could be in lung health, there are opportunities for the PhD student to choose a PhD topic within his/her interest, for example, health service delivery, education of Aboriginal Health Workers, models of best practice etc.

The PhD student will be able to work with a very supportive group and could be located either in the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on the Camperdown Campus or in the Faculty of Health Sciences on the Cumberland Campus of the University of Sydney. In both these locations other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are enrolled in PhD programs and would provide a collaborative and engaging environment.

The PhD scholarship is for a part-time PhD at $27,000 per year (tax free) for 3.5 years or a part-time PhD combined with the part-time Project Manager role, which attract a substantial full-time salary and a 5 year appointment.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Associate with:

  • demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • ability to draft reports and documents under the direction of the Project Lead
  • experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion
  • willingness to enrol in a PhD
  • demonstrated ability to work well and contribute in a team environment.

Experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion and experience in planning budgets and managing accounts would be highly regarded.

About us

The funding for this project has been awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Global Alliance of Chronic Diseases initiative. The project will be supported by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, both within the University of Sydney.

The Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, based at the Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe is the largest health sciences faculty in Australia consisting of nine health disciplines, five research groups and two research centres.

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, is situated on the Camperdown campus of the University of Sydney

The primary aim of the Poche Centre is to contribute to the reduction of disparities in Indigenous Health and social justice outcomes through collaboration with health research organisations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled organisations, other community organisation and government.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 4 October 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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