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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Social Science

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Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is internationally recognised as a leader in Public Health, areas of particular research strength include Social Research, Infection and Immunity, Environmental Health, Global Health, Indigenous Health and Primary Health Care. The School has a core focus to investigate and provide new knowledge to help inform policy, governance, organisation, work and leadership in the health sector through cross disciplinary research with both academia and industry. The School also has strong associations with research centres and institutes throughout UNSW Medicine. School of Public Health and Community Medicine

The Opportunity  

  • Fixed term, Part-time contract (4 days/wk) from Oct 2020 – Dec 2022 approximately
  • Level A: $77K - $103K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Full working rights are required for the duration of the contract
  • Sydney, Australia based.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for the day-to day project management, data collection and analysis for an ARC Discovery Project. The project interrogates how public health’s uptake of ‘big data’ may enhance or undermine efforts to address social and health inequities. Please review the attached position description for full details. Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow PHCM PD Level A

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a social science discipline (e.g. sociology, STS, anthropology, political science, social policy, human geography) and/ or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent qualitative and empirical research
  • Project management skills desirable, including the demonstrated ability to drive collaborative work forward and to ensure that work is completed within requirements and achieves strategic objectives.
  • Excellent writing skills and an emerging track record in peer-reviewed social science publications
  • Excellent communication, organisation and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to solve problems, work independently, and work well in a diverse and multidisciplinary team
  • A demonstrated research interest in developments in public health, and research interest in developments in public health uses of population data would be desirable
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. Please address the selection criteria based on the position description attached.

Contact (For job related queries only):

A/Professor Niamh Stephenson –

Applications close: 11pm, 27th September 2020

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