Apply now Job no: 547264
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Classification: Level B
Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841 - $117,736 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Fixed term (36 months), January 2023 start date.
Be part of an innovative ANU research team working at the forefront of
Indigenous genomic medical research
Flexible location (Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide)
Extensive travel to remote Communities in Australia
ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the
health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the
developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied
research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and
medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and
policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School
of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical
Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work
together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of
medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health
sector at local, national and international levels.
The Academic Fellow will undertake research as part of a five-year NHMRC
synergy grant – Respecting the Gift – Empowering Indigenous Communities in
Genomic Medicine (2022-2026). The successful applicant will lead
investigations into Indigenous concerns relating to health equity,
communication, informed consent in Genomics and Indigenous methods for
effective inclusion in the benefits of genomic medicine and research. Domain 1
on the NHMC Synergy Grant is examining the cultural ethical, social, and legal
issues (C+ELSI) relating to Australian Indigenous genomics research and
providing a roadmap for Indigenous leadership and inclusion in genomics.
Our ideal candidate
Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in social sciences, law, ethics or a
related discipline; and have existing research and publications ethical and
legal issues in genomics, Indigenous health, community engagement in policy,
or a related area. You will have the capacity to undertake and lead policy-
relevant social science research projects that use both quantitative and
qualitative methods. Demonstration of your survey data analysis skills are
essential. To excel in this role, you will also be keen to make a difference
to policy and public sector reform in Australia.
What we offer
A supportive work environment that will nurture your career and assist you
in further developing your academic research and teaching skills.
The opportunity to work with world-class researchers and educators, build
networks with a diverse group of stakeholders across the University and
Generous remuneration and conditions, including 17% superannuation and a
range of benefits
The University strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities,
contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal
employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more
information about staff equity at ANU, visit
https: // services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following
A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact
details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or
previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can
complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be
considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work
in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the
recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory
Position Description & Selection Criteria
Advertised: 19 Sep 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Oct 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time