Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (NHMRC HEAL National Network)
Curtin University Of Technology
Job Reference: 941145
Your new role Reporting to Dr Ivan Hanigan, this postdoctoral position is based at Curtin University’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In this role you will be part of the NHMRC’s HEAL national network. You will work across the Data and Decision Support Systems (DDSS) work package of the HEAL network with a focus on methodology for data analysis and synthesis. You will build analytical tools, develop new data assets such as environmental health indicators, vulnerability stratification definitions, and conduct scenario-based forecasting in climate change health impact assessments. The analysis and synthesis activity will form a hub for the HEAL group to perform exposure/health data linking and facilitate observational studies, simulations, and interventions. The important work you do in this role will optimise analysis and synthesis methods that speed up the transfer from raw datasets to polished research outputs.
DrHanigan’s strong links with other collaborating investigators at Curtin, QUT and U-Sydney will ensure that the work on dataset synthesis will complement the work of the HEAL Observatory, Story Data Atlas, Bushfires/Extreme Weather and Health Systems research groups. This position coordinates analysis and synthesis activities across the DDSS theme, and all the other HEAL working groups.
We are looking for an experienced researcher, with a doctoral qualification (or close PhD completion) in a relevant discipline area. You will also have knowledge of, and/or experience working with our technology and will have the opportunity for industry placements with partners FrontierSI and NGIS.
We encourage non-Australian citizens/residents to apply, however, you will require work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role, and you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia for the duration of the position as this role is Perth-based.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Ivan Hanigan – Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment on 0428 265 976.
About us The School of Population Health is recognised internationally as a leader in education and research across the full spectrum of population health and psychology disciplines. The School offers undergraduate programs and units in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Health Information Management and Health Sciences.
The School is currently strengthening capacity in Climate and Health research and the successful candidate would support important policy relevant research in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as well as have significant experiences engaging with policy workers in a variety of sectors to make a positive difference to public health.
The Centre is located on Curtin University’s vibrant Bentley campus which includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.
For more information about our university, please visit www. curtin.edu.au.
Join us! Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
A doctoral qualification, or progress towards a doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
Demonstrated relevant subject/discipline knowledge and knowledge and experience in relevant research techniques.
Demonstrated competency in a range of quantitative research tasks.
Emerging research track record/potential to conduct quality research and contribute productively to research teams under supervision.
Demonstrated high level organisational skills.
Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
Experience of working collaboratively with industry and community engagement.
Commitment to quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Applications close: 10pm AWST, 3 September 2022
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.
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