Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - Dementia Prevention

Curtin University of Technology
March 04, 2024
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Job reference: 1069153

Enable Institute

The Enable Institute is a new collaborative venture focussed on conducting research which uses a whole of life (from maternity to palliative care), and whole of person (body, mind, and place) approach to meet the physical and mental health needs of people of all levels, ability, and age, to help them stay well and in their communities and to live personally meaningful and enriching lives.

To learn more about our institute, please visit https: //

Your New Role

You will work with a multidisciplinary team to manage, plan and conduct research to build knowledge in the fields of ageing and dementia risk prediction using advanced statistical and machine learning techniques. This position provides you with the opportunity to engage with consumer groups and stakeholders (e.g., clinical colleagues) to inform the development of a dementia risk assessment toolkit for use in the general population and clinical settings. You will also be able to collaborate with academic colleagues with shared interests within the fields of ageing and dementia; nationally and internationally to expand the program of research.

In this role you will:

  • Project planning: develop new solutions for analysing “big data” and design strategies to enable development of novel approaches to dementia prevention.
  • Project implication: translate research findings into real world solutions to make an impact on dementia numbers in Australia and globally.
  • Collaboration: work with national and international partners to expand the project through new funding applications.
  • Continuing professional development: expand computational skills to enhance research hypothesis.
  • Management: develop leadership skills to manage small to large scale projects.
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Blossom Stephan, Chair in Dementia, Enable Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences via [email protected].

    About us We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare facility, and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate two-page document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

  • A doctoral qualification in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Health Sciences, or other relevant area.
  • Experience working with health-related data.
  • Proven experience in the application of advanced analytics to “big data” including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, neural networks, and decision trees.
  • A significant record of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Significant portfolio of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Ability to interrogate electronic health record data and bring new insights.
  • Demonstrated academic leadership experience in the discipline/profession and in community engagement.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Previous experience in health economics including cost-effectiveness evaluations is desirable (but not necessary).
  • To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.


    Applications close: Monday, 4 March 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position will require you to have a current Working with Children Check.

    You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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