Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 06 Mar 2024

  • $110,065 to $130,045 pa (Level B)
  • Fixed term, Full-time, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW
SCHOOL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES – NUTRITION & HEALTH INNOVATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE
JOONDALUP CAMPUS 
ALEVB $110,065 TO $130,045 
FULL TIME, FIXED TERM (18 MONTHS)

About Us
Our Food Environments Team, situated within ECU’s Nutrition & Health Innovation Research Institute, is at the forefront of pioneering research aimed at understanding the influence of children's environments on their dietary habits and the risk of overweight and obesity. We are dedicated to creating healthy community, school, and consumer food environments by ensuring equitable access, availability, and affordability of healthier foods and beverages. Our mission extends to reducing the availability and marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages in the places where children live, play, eat, and go to school.

Through collaborative efforts with State and Local Governments, key health agencies, urban planners, and urban designers, our research provides essential evidence supporting policy and practice changes. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate equitable, health-promoting communities that encourage healthy eating habits. 

The Role
We are seeking an experienced Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join our dynamic team. This position offers a unique opportunity to take a leading role in the development and management of a range of ongoing research projects within the food and nutrition field. Working closely with our Team Lead, you will be instrumental in delivering and overseeing high-quality research.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry Personal Excellence and Courage.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a range of research projects in the food and nutrition field.
  • Write grant applications to secure funding for research initiatives.
  • Author scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develop policy briefs based on research findings to influence public health policy.
  • Engage with the media to disseminate research findings and raise public awareness.
  • Conduct comprehensive qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Collaborate with partners across various sectors to advance research objectives.
  • Perform additional duties as required to support the team's goals.

Requirements
  • PhD in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in food and nutrition research, particularly in areas related to food environments and their impact on health.
  • Excellent writing skills with a strong track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and securing research funding.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with experience in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and with external partners.
  • Commitment to creating equitable and health-promoting food environments.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and Working With Children Check.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $110,065 to $130,045 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview .

Contact
Interested applicants are welcome to contact Professor Gina Trapp on [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a covering letter outlining why you are a good match for this role, with reference to the requirements listed in this ad.  

Closing Date:
Applications close on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 11:30pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE EITHER PERMANENT RESIDENCY OR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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