Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($67,542.89 - $90,982.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston


The School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.


The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our MPH is the only accredited program in the Australasia and S.E. Asia region (APHEA and ASPHER) and one of the few to offer a dual MD/MPH degree.  More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.


Our research and engagement strategy is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Our major research and engagement themes are:  health promotion; climate change and environmental health; mental health; blood borne viruses; women’s health; and, health systems.


Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease: Prevention and Detection (CRE WaND)

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) – such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, and respiratory conditions – are now leading causes of mortality and morbidity among women.  Many of the established risk factors for NCDs are shared with poor reproductive outcomes and emerging evidence also points to the impact of reproductive factors, such as pregnancy complications, on NCD risk.  CRE WaND, funded by the NHMRC, examines the current risks of NCDs across women’s life, evaluate women’s current related use of health services, and to also model future health service use, in order to develop targeted strategies and guidelines for radical improvements in prevention and detection of NCDs among women.


About This Opportunity

Collaborate with the Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease  (CRE WaND) to investigate Australian women’s use of health services across life stages. The research involves looking at the key factors influencing distinct patterns of health service use and the impact of NCDs on health service use. Findings will be presented at national and international conferences, seminars and workshops and research papers in high impact journals. 

This position is located at UQ's Herston campus.


For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.


Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a PHD in biostatistics, epidemiology or related fields. Will have a demonstrated understanding of the Australian health care system and a capacity to conduct productive research on women’s health, evidenced by published papers in leading discipline journals, and conference participation.


You will have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with a wide range of individuals. You will be motivated and self driven with a genuine interest in participating in intellectual life at UQ.


We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


Applicants must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term position at Academic level A. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982 plus super of up to 17%.


You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, development programs and many other benefits.


For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


Position Description

Download FilePostdoctoral Research Fellow Academic Level A.pdf


Our Selection Process

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.   



To discuss this role please contact Professor Annette Dobson on email:


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

Advertised: 22 May 2019 
Applications close: 20 Jun 2019 (8:00 AM) E. Australia Standard Time

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