Senior Research Fellow in Oral Epidemiology
University of Queensland School of Dentistry

Senior Research Fellow (Oral Epidemiology / Dental Public Health)

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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level C1 ($121,939.50 - $140,603.43)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston

School of Dentistry

The UQ School of Dentistry has a long and proud tradition of 84 years in dental education and research, and attracts high-achieving students nationally and internationally. UQ is a leading source of expertise in the local, national and international dental community and has been a key contributor to achieving effective solutions to contemporary issues and challenges. The School has strong collaborations within and outside the dental profession.

The Oral Health Centre (OHC) opened in January 2015. This award winning building is the largest and best equipped facility for patient treatment, dental education and research in Australasia.

From January 2017, the Oral Health Alliance (OHA) integrated the activities of Metro North Hospital and Health Service Oral Health Services (MNHHS) and the UQ School of Dentistry to establish world-class activities in clinical teaching, research and service provision in oral health.

About This Opportunity

This position is located at our Herston Campus, UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.  Sharing premises with Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical research Institute, the campus houses a vibrant clinical and research community that delivers innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Conveniently located just minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, there is access to multiple public transport connections, onsite parking and cycling facilities.

This Senior Research Fellow will engage in research and leverage of their established record of achievement and national recognition in their discipline to develop their international reputation. The purpose of this position is to conduct independent research to strengthen POHUQ’s leading position in oral epidemiology and dental public health research.

The Senior Research Fellow will provide leadership in research training and supervision of Higher Degree by Research students and will also be expected to apply for both independent and collaborative funding to support the research focus.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the position, you will have completed a PhD in oral epidemiology, dental public health, or a related field, from a program that meets requirements for full registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Your knowledge and experience in oral epidemiology and dental public health will be partnered with the ability to engage in high quality clinical teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also possess a record of publishing in reputable refereed journals and presenting at conferences. A strong history of successfully seeking, obtaining, and managing external research funding is required for this position. Additionally, an ability to supervise students and establish effective relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. industry, government, and professional bodies) is imperative. 

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

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

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What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term (five years) position at Academic Level C.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $121,939.50 - $140,603.43, plus super of up to 17%. The total 1.0 FTE package will be in the range $142,669.22 - $164,506.01.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, recreation leave loading, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

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

Position Description

Download File PD - Senior Research Fellow - Dentistry - LD.pdf


To discuss this role, please contact Professor Loc Do, Professor in Dental Public Health and Research Chair. 

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

Advertised: 07 Sep 2021

Applications close: 05 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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