Research Fellow in Epidemiology of Lung Health University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Australia



Job no: 0047816

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation


This post-doctoral position will be based at the Allergy and Lung Health Unit (ALHU) in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The position requires a specific focus on epidemiology of chronic respiratory diseases, particularly lung function deficits.


The Research Fellow is expected to develop a research program to address the following specific research aims:

  1. To assess the burden of chronic lung diseases in Australian population.

  2. To determine patterns of lung function throughout the life course in the general population and high-risk populations.

  3. To comprehensively investigate the independent and joint effect of lifetime risk factors, particularly modifiable environmental factors, on patterns of lung function and chronic lung diseases.

  4. To investigate potentially new phenotypes of chronic lung diseases, their determinants and prognoses.

  5. To develop and validate risk prediction models for different phenotypes of chronic lung diseases


The Research Fellow will also conduct literature reviews, develop studies, apply for grant funding, analyse existing and new data, publish results, present findings at scientific meetings, participate in knowledge translation and supervise research students.


Position Description

Advertised: 15 Feb 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 17 Mar 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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