Postdoctoral Researcher

Swinburne University of Technology

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Academic Level B $96,808 - $114,612
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Have an impact on Australian public health through the design and implementation of high impact research and through analysing diverse data from both domestic and international settings, including from the Australian National Health Survey.

About the Job
As a strategic priority, Swinburne University of Technology is investing in recruiting postdoctoral researchers. An opportunity has arisen for post-doctoral researcher within the field of public health with a strong quantitative, (bio)statistical, and/or epidemiological background to undertake research design and analysis of diverse data sets (domestic and international), including data from the Australian National Health Survey. This position is advertised for one year with potential extension for three years; the commencement salary is A$ 96K per annum, depending on qualifications.

At Swinburne we have a rich, growing community of researchers and we believe the postdoc will find the community of scholars an inspiring one. The postdoctoral researcher will drive research innovation, attract research funding and translate research outputs both domestically and internationally. The researcher will obtain nationally competitive grants and contribute to the development of trans-discipline, collaborative research projects between Swinburne University and local, regional and international universities, health services and governments and across national borders.

You will work under the direction of Distinguished Professor Osborne, a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher and collaborations with that reach across over 30 countries.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community, and was ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 list, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

The Centre for Global Health & Equity was established to generate and implement systems to impact on global health and eliminate inequities in communities through enhancing health literacy both in Australia and internationally. The Centre focuses on developing, testing and implementing public health tools and processes to improve health outcomes and equity, both domestically and internationally, including in low-income countries.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• Familiarity with multivariate analysis and techniques, application of modern platforms (e.g. R, STATA) and psychometric evaluation (e.g., MPlus)
• Experience coordinating and managing projects
• Expertise in areas such as clinical sciences, community development and public health
• Demonstrated dedication and commitment to collaborative multidisciplinary research

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• Onsite health services
• Private health insurance discounts
• Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Ranjit G Nadarajah, Manager, Strategic Research, Programs and Partnership via

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
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Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on 15th December, 2019.

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