Research Fellow Indigenous Data Network
University Of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.
About The Melbourne School of Population Health
The Melbourne School of Population Health aims to strengthen the understanding, capacity, and services of society to meet population health needs and to improve the quality and equity of health care. It employs a population health framework that incorporates public health and preventative medicine, health promotion, clinical medicine, and allied healthcare disciplines and an equity and evidence-based approach to health care and health policy. Its research programs aim to elucidate the genetic, environmental, social, and economic determinants of health, and to focus on the evaluation of the health systems, programs, and services that seek to prevent disease and injury and promote health.
About the Role
The Indigenous Data Network (IDN) is seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow with a background in quantitative and/or mixed methods research, with experience in data linkage. The IDN is a national consortium of organisations and individuals led by the University of Melbourne, within the Indigenous Studies Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health.
The Research Fellow will make significant contributions to existing projects and to the development or extension of new, innovative research. The Research Fellow will work with the IDN leadership team to drive Indigenous data ecosystems transformation and to develop and undertake ongoing community-led research and national and international engagement.
Actively contributing to the IDN’s operational and project activities to support the IDN leadership and project researchers with innovative, data- driven capabilities
Applying knowledge and expertise of relevant quantitative and mixed- methods research methodologies
Working with Chief & Partner Investigators to access, link, and analyse datasets from a variety of government agencies and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) partners
Contribution to research ethics applications (internal and external)
Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
About You You are a highly motivated, self-driven, reliable, and enthusiastic individual who is committed to a research career in Indigenous data and/or related fields. You will be able to draw on your strong interpersonal and communication skills, and excellent organisational and project management skills, to work with multiple researchers and stakeholders to achieve successful research outcomes.
You will also have:
PhD or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience in relevant data science or statistical disciplines
Working knowledge of Indigenous data relevant to the purpose and operations of the IDN and of Australia’s Indigenous policy environment.
Demonstrated data linkage expertise and proficiency using statistical analytical tools (e.g., R, SPSS)
Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively with a results-driven focus