Research Fellow, Indigenous Health Equity

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0053115
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full Time; Fixed term for 2 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences
School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
As a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Health Equity Unit, you will actively participate in a research program addressing public health challenges, including intergenerational trauma and health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Responsibilities include data collection and analysis, conducting research on intergenerational trauma, publishing high-quality papers, engaging in knowledge translation activities, and demonstrating leadership while collaborating effectively with external stakeholders and adhering to occupational health and safety standards.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will demonstrate significant research experience in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health. You will demonstrate expertise in trauma-informed approaches that enable you to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and implement impactful research programs. You will also demonstrate proficiency in data analysis software and experience in evaluating public health interventions.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is a world-class institution that offers an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the field of public health. As the first school of its kind in Australia, MSPGH has built a reputation for excellence in education, research, and knowledge exchange, with a focus on Indigenous peoples. Strong collaborations with prestigious organizations and institutions provide a unique opportunity to contribute to global health initiatives. As a key member of the MSPGH team, you will have the chance to work alongside leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights, and expertise. The School offers a range of coursework degrees and research opportunities to contribute to training the next generations of public health specialists and researchers nationally and internationally.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

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 the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katherine Robertson via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.