Research Associate - Health

Curtin University of Technology


December 9, 2021


Job Reference: 815727


About u s

We have two positions available for quantitative researcher interested in applying their skills to epidemiology and public health. The researcher will typically formulate research questions, analyse data from large registries and questionnaires, and write journal articles.

The researcher can be from any quantitative discipline including but not limited to epidemiology, health science, statistics/biostatistics, psychology, data science, spatial science, bioinformatics, environmental science, social science, economics and demography. The main requirement is the ability to statistically analyse large data and that the researcher's expertise can be directed to health-related research.

We are particularly interested in early career researchers with a strong quantitative skillset, a productive publication track record (relative to opportunity) and who are actively seeking research grant funding. Applicants who have submitted an NHMRC Investigator Grant application or an ARC DECRA application are welcome to submit that application along with their CV. Other applicants should submit their CV along with a letter of no more than one page addressing the selection criteria.

This role is a Fixed Term 1 year contract renewable up to 3 years conditional on performance and the work program.

In this role you will:

  • Contribute to research output, normally as part of a research group.
  • Participate in applications for competitive funding.
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Publish in high quality journals (often in collaboration with colleagues) in manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Support supervision of honours and research masters, and co-supervision of research doctoral supervision where appropriate.
  • Undertake administrative functions associated with research activities, including study protocols, research ethics, data applications.

    Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

    We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes. We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia's Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022). Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).
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    Next steps

    Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

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    Applications close: 9.00pm Thursday 9th December 2021

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    Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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