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Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow

The University of Melbourne

Job no: 0001017 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. or Level C $140,433 - $161,926 p.

a. plus 17% super Work in a collaborative and dynamic multi-disciplinary team in the Disability and Health Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Contribute to cutting edge research to improve the health of people with disability.

Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families About the Role This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow to join the Disability and Health Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. The Disability and Health Unit aims to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development and knowledge exchange to improve the health of people with disability. You will contribute to a program of work aiming to improve lifetime mental health outcomes for young people with disability.

In partnership with young people with disability, the research seeks to understand the influence of the social determinants of mental health (e.g., employment, housing, social relationships) and generate evidence to inform policy solutions to address the mental health inequalities.

With the support and guidance from a large multidisciplinary research team, the appointee will lead quantitative research projects using a range of administrative, longitudinal and linked datasets. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. Your responsibilities will include: Significantly contribute to research relating to the mental health and wellbeing of young people with disability, including management of projects.

Lead publications in peer reviewed journals and reports. Disseminate research findings to diverse audiences. Identify funding opportunities and prepare research proposals for submission to external funding bodies.

Who We Are Looking For To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will also be proactive and enjoy working independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team, to achieve project goals and meet deadlines. You will also have: PhD in quantitative social sciences including epidemiology, public health, health economics, health data science, sociology or a related discipline.

Evidence of contribution to independent and team-based research in health inequalities or related fields. Demonstrated ability to expertly apply quantitative research methodologies including experience using statistical software (e.g.

, Stata or R). A strong commitment to health equity. For further information regarding.


Date27 August 2023

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type Full Time

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