Assistant Research Fellow / Research Fellow

University of Otago

New Zealand

December 8, 2021


Assistant Research Fellow / Research Fellow-2102147


Mō mātou/About us

Women's and Children's Health is a mid-size teaching and research department with 80 administration, teaching and research staff. The department comprises two sections: Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

The NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service is a semi-autonomous, externally funded research group within the section of Paediatrics in the Department of Women's and Children's Health.

The Role/Te mahi

This Assistant Research Fellow/Research Fellow role is based in Dunedin and the main objective will be to collaborate with NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) and NZ Mortality Review Data Group (NZMRDG) team members to ensure timely delivery of high quality reports in order to meet contractual obligations.

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

• Postgraduate degree in Health Science or a related field – a research degree is preferable. • Ability to undertake statistical analyses using standard statistical software programmes (e.g. SAS, Stata, or R; training and support available). • Sound knowledge of statistical techniques, including the ability to extract, manipulate and analyse statistical data, to suggest patterns and test for trends based on analyses. • A passion for accuracy and high standards of presentation. • Skills in scientific writing for health sector audience and wider public. • Understanding of the principles of evidence-informed medicine and its relevance to population health. • Knowledge, or a willingness to acquire knowledge, and understanding of the New Zealand health and social system and government processes, particularly in the area of health and wellbeing among children and young people (in the widest sense). • Understanding, or a willingness to learn, of inequities in health for various population groups, including Māori and Pacific children and young people, and those with chronic conditions and disabilities. • Ability to promote team cohesiveness, to be a valuable source of knowledge to other team members, to assist and provide support to other team members at all times. • Clinical experience in child health can be advantageous.

Further details/Pūroko

This position is fixed-term, full-time for 12 months.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Mavis Duncanson via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2102147 will close on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

Additional Information

Contact: Dr Mavis Duncanson Tel: 03 479 8338

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location


Employment Status

Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range

Assistant Research Fellow ($50,041 to $70,228) or Research Fellow ($82,416 to $98,571)


Women's and Children's Health

Job Function


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