Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health

Sydney, Australia
11 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Health

UTS Health offers innovative, practice-orientated education and high impact research that focusses on improving health outcomes in both local and global communities. Public health is a vital research area within the Faculty and works towards disease prevention, prolonging life and promoting health in entire populations.

About the role

As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will use experience and knowledge of Health Services and Public Health to conduct and manage research, specifically focusing on vulnerable and underserved populations. The role will work in the areas of justice health, drug and alcohol and / or Aboriginal health. 

In this role you will:

  • Undertake public health research programs in vulnerable populations with a focus on justice health, drug and alcohol and or Aboriginal health
  • Prepare research grant applications and tenders
  • Coordinate and prepare research protocols, ethics and data applications and reports
  • Supervise higher degree students
  • Translate and disseminate research findings in peer review, industry and government settings 
  • Contribute to and participate in research development activities.

About you

Top succeed in securing this role you will have:

  • A demonstrated capacity to work in a team successfully
  • Ability to develop independent research program and coordinate research projects
  • An understanding of research in health services and public health
  • A demonstrated high level quantitative or qualitative skills in research with academic qualifications
  • Health sector, government, industry or clinical experience in a related area
  • A track record in research dissemination and research funding
  • A demonstrated understanding  of vulnerable, underserved populations
  • Doctoral qualifications in health, criminology, social sciences or health-related discipline.

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We're known for our industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning, real world research and our location. With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, we’re preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.


Salary Range: $101,932 - $116,641 p.a. pro rata (Level B)

The university offers 9.5% employer provided superannuation.

The role is part-time 3 days per week and will be on a 12 month fixed term basis.

You will also reap the rewards of working in a supportive environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave, study support and salary packaging opportunities.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC112190, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document .

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC112190.

Enquiries or issues with the application process may be directed to Julie Small  or on +61 (0) 2 9514 2039.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants fr