Parkville, Maryland
$53.00 - 62.93 An Hour
Posted 25 September, 2022
Research Fellow In Indigenous Public Health
University of Melbourne
Parkville Contract
An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team in the Centre for Health Equity and support research relevant to urgent public health issues!

Job no:0053389
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time or Part-time 0.8 FTE; Fixed-term until October 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity
Salary: Level B - $110,236 - $130, 900 p.a plus 17% super

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 Centre for Health Equity
The Centre for Health Equity consolidates the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health's social, behavioural, and public health expertise into a single, world-class Centre. Our core focus is on creating and exchanging knowledge that fosters health equity and well-being.
Our approach is to work at a population level to produce evidence-based research and programs that improve lives. By connecting with health professionals, policy-makers, consumer groups and the broader community, we aim to improve fair access to good health and wellbeing.

About the Role
This position represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team in the Centre for Health Equity and support research relevant to the urgent public health issues of intergenerational trauma and improving health equity, supervised by Prof. Cath Chamberlain. You will have experience in supporting academic researchers, have experience working in the field of supporting families or social and emotional wellbeing (in practice, policy or both), and have highly developed communication skills (written and oral). This position will allow the appointee to further develop these skills.

Responsibilities include:

Developing and building upon an understanding of the impact of trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and strategies to break cycles of intergenerational trauma
Plan and carry out research on nominated project(s) and provide general co-ordination of sub-projects
Collate and analyse data for Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future and other health equity research projects. This includes qualitative formative and evaluative research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and care providers, psychometric analysis to develop an Aboriginal Complex Trauma and Strengths Questionnaire, and Cochrane Systematic Reviews

About You
You will be an experienced Research Fellow with experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have high-level organisational skills, with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision. You will be an excellent communicator which will allow you to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships nationally and internationally across a broad range of industry and research professionals.

You will also have:

Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in a field relevant complex trauma and/or Indigenous Health Equity (most likely public health, psychology or health-related discipline)
Experience in conducting recruitment, data collection, analysis and publication of qualitative research, psychometric evaluation, implementation research and/or systematic reviews
An emerging record of publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of strong research potential
Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]
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