Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Queensland

Australia

August 11, 2021

Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:515475 Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91) Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term Location: St Lucia

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences (HMNS)

The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences' vision is an international leader in the study of human movement and nutrition, demonstrating excellence through innovative, creative, and dynamic teaching and research, in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and engaging environment. The School is consistently ranked in the World's Top 5 and holds a leadership position in its field in the Australian tertiary environment and it is highly regarded for its teaching, research and community outreach programs. The 2017-18 University Ranking of Academic Performance ranked UQ first in Australia and second in the world in human movement and sports science. The most recent (2015-16) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise conducted by the Australian Research Council ranked UQ at 5 ( well above world standard ) in the field of human movement and sports science and 4 ( above world standard ) in nutrition.

Further details about the School's teaching programs, the research interests of academic staff, and other information about the School may be accessed on the School's web site at https:// www. hmns.uq.edu.au

About This Opportunity

This new position will support the continued development of ‘the early years' program of research translation within the School and will be part of a recently funded project which will to use co-design to create a digital repository of resources to support early childhood workers, parents, carers and families in food and nutrition via an open access digital platform. This body of work is designed to help parents and care givers create a supportive food and feeding environments for children under the age of 5 years.

This position will be involved with co-design with families from various backgrounds including those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and from disadvantaged backgrounds to generate appropriate digital assets which will be housed and disseminated via an interactive web-based presence.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will have or be nearing completion of your PhD and looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and experience in a dynamic new team with the remit to improve the health of young children in the first 2000 days of their life. You may have experience in using digital technologies, co- design and/or qualitative data collection and interpretation. Experience in engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse groups or disadvantaged groups will be advantageous and you will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and facilitation skills.

The incumbent does not necessarily require a high level knowledge in the discipline area of paediatric nutrition as they will be supported and guided by more senior academic staff. It is expected that an increasing degree of autonomy will be developed over time.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 12 months at Academic level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729 - $92,782, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,752 - $108,554.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

515475Postdoctoral Research FellowPD.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Helen Truby.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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    Advertised: 28 Jul 2021 Applications close: 11 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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