Research Fellow

Australian National University


October 16, 2022


Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 547264 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic

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
  • Position overview

    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 with governments.
  • 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: //

    Application information

    In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • 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 results.

    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

    Apply now

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