Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology and Social Science

Canberra, Australia
08 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Classification: Academic Level A or B
Salary package: $96,087 - $109,181 per annum plus 17% Superannuation Terms: 2 year fixed term appointment, part-time or full-time with possibility for extension. Located in Canberra or Melbourne as negotiated.  

  • Opportunity to work across life-course epidemiology, social epidemiology, social science and social-to-biological research
  • World class research environment
  • Strong links to Commonwealth and State/Territory policy and practice agencies

Position overview

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to develop capacity in the field of early life adversity and health inequalities with a focus on social and life-course epidemiology and social-to-biological research. The incumbent will work with a small team located in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health on a program of research seeking to understand patterns, mechanisms and prospective influence of early life adversity on health for Aboriginal and ethnic minority children and youth.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Naomi Priest T: 02 6125 4849 E:

Enquiries: Mr Corey Worcester T: 02 6125 1279 E:

Enquiries: Professor Matthew Gray T: 02 6125 8265 E:

Closing date: 2 February 2018

Position description:  PD_4Dec (002).pdf

The Centre for Social Research and Methods explicitly encourages women and applicants of non-binary gender to apply for this position. The Centre is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within the Centre, Research School and College, and the Centre will support mentoring opportunities.

The University and the Centre for Social Research and Methods actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria which is appropriate to the level you are applying for. Please state in your application which level you are applying for.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.