Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Health Research

University of Queensland
December 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,308 - $99,426
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Rural Clinical School
  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50
  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues in mixed methods research
  • Flexible working options, including hybrid and remote working for the right applicant
  • Based at Toowoomba
  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the Rural Clinical School Research Centre. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree (or equivalent mix of qualifications and research experience) in health research, epidemiology, statistics, or health services research, with strong mixed-methods analytical skills and a track record of research output. This is not a lab-based position. The Research Fellow will be responsible for independently developing and conducting research in collaboration with the research team. In addition, the Research Fellow will collaboratively assist in producing publications, communications, and reports. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and a track record in leading research in a collaborative environment will be required.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Research

  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Citizenship and Service

  • This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to December 2024. At Academic level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $86,941 - $116,329 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You
  • Completion or near completion of a Ph.D., preferably in a medicine or health-related field.

  • An emerging research profile in the discipline area.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions toward external service activities

  • Understanding of and experience working in a rural health care/workforce research environment is preferred, but not necessary.

  • A current Queensland driver's license is preferred.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. Only domestic applicants are invited to apply.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Bushra Nasir. For application queries or a full position description, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 1st December 2023at 11.00pm AEST (R-30488). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 14th December.

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