Lecturer (WACRH, Public Health Medical Registrar)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Jun 2023

1 Jun 2023
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Research Field

Medical sciences
Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

22 Jun 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health  

  • Great opportunity for a passionate public health medicine registrar looking to grow their career in public health, research and rural and Aboriginal health by working in rural Australia
  • Level B, full-time appointment for 12 months
  • Salary range: $105,043 - $124,301 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Position is based in Geraldton, Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is one of 17 Commonwealth-funded University Departments of Rural Health (UDRH) in Australia and is located in the Midwest and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.

WACRH’s mission is to collaborate in: (i) the promotion and preparation of students for health careers in a rural setting; (ii) innovative rural learning opportunities of students, health professionals and the community; and (iii) rigorous applied research and knowledge translation aimed at optimising the health and wellbeing of rural communities.

About the opportunity

This role at WACRH’s Geraldton office is an accredited training position of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM), funded by the Specialist Training Program administered by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  Your placement can be developed to meet your learning needs, which can include research and evaluation, health promotion, Aboriginal health and creative learning opportunities working directly with communities and a range of stakeholders including health services.

You may have an opportunity to work collaboratively with the Geraldton Public Health Unit and there are opportunities to undertake work in more remote locations as part of the placement.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake accredited public health medicine training, working in Geraldton, a large regional centre in Western Australia that enjoys excellent climate and cultural, educational and recreational facilities.

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary academic centre working to improve the health of rural, remote and Indigenous people through a unique collaboration of all five Western Australian universities.  It has a strong collaborative ethos and a population health focus with an interest in a research, knowledge exchange and policy. 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • General Medical Registration with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Post graduate medical work experience
  • MPH degree (or equivalent) that satisfies the AFPHM compulsory core discipline areas and/or acceptance into the public health medicine training program by the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Interest in public health, rural and Aboriginal health, infectious diseases, non-communicable disease control and epidemiology
  • Report writing skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of producing quality data
  • Interest in working to improve the health of vulnerable and marginalised populations, including through policy and social interventions

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description PD - Research Fellow (Public Health Medical Registrar) - 509264.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

For further information regarding the position please contact:  Prof. Sandra Thompson, 08 9956 0200 or 0407 592 740.

Closing date: 11:55 pm AWST on Thursday, 22 June 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Sandra Thompson, 08 9956 0200 or 0407 592 740.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.  

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at talent-hr@uwa.edu.au with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your

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