Senior Research Associate/Fellow in Health Equity
University of New South Wales

Senior Research Associate/Fellow in Health Equity

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

Employment Type: Part-time (21 hour a week)

Duration: 2-year Fixed Term

Remuneration: $111K - $155K Pro rata (+17% super and leave loading)

Location: Sydney, NSW 

Why this role matters  

The Health Equity Senior Research Associate/Fellow works as part of a small multidisciplinary team in the area of health equity focused research, evaluation and capacity building within the health system, within the university (UNSW) and within communities in the Sydney Local Health District area. In collaboration with the Director (HERDU), the Senior Research Associate/Fellow will support and contribute to a strategic program of high-quality research to identify underlying structures and beliefs that shape health inequities, to develop effective actions to prevent, reduce or eliminate inequities in health, and to evaluate the impact of implementation. The Health Equity Senior Research Associate/Fellow will contribute (B) to or lead (C) activities to reorient local health services, policies and plans toward improving health equity, build capacity to take action on equity and support associated governance and engagement processes. They will also establish and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external collaborators.

The role of Senior Research Associate/Senior Research Fellow reports to the Director of HERDU and has no direct reports.

Who you are:

Level B

  • A PhD in Public Health (or a related/relevant discipline).
  • Demonstrated track record in health equity focussed research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise and implement health equity focused research and evaluation.
  • Experience in tools and approaches for integrating health and health equity into decision making processes and systems (including health impact assessment) and experience in co-design and/or collaborative research approaches is desirable.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a collaborative team environment, to prioritise competing workloads, meet deadlines, and see projects through to completion.
  • High level communication, interpersonal and organisational skills with ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders, collaborate across disciplines and capacity to establish, build and sustain intersectoral and interdisciplinary partnerships including working with government, non-government sectors and communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of working in an applied research environment, desirableis experience in developing and translating research outcomes in a health service setting.

Level C (in addition to above)

  • Demonstrated relationships within discipline industry and professions in relevant field.
  • Peer and sector recognition and established research networks in health equity related research and practice at a national level.
  • Obtainment of research income from nationally competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative interdisciplinary research.

How to apply:

Please click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Can you please provide a resume and a cover letter addressing your interest in the role.  The full position description can be found here.

Contact (job related questions only)

A/Professor Fiona Haigh


Applications close:  Sunday, 15th May 2022 before 11.30pm.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 11 Apr 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 15 May 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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