CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Health
- Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- Location: Brisbane, Australia
- Job Number: 7123060 (Ref #: cj_90992)
- Posting Date: Feb 6, 2023
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
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- Do you have a PhD in indigenous health research?
- Contribute projects at the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC)
- Join CSIRO – Australia’s leading scientific research organisation!
CSIRO Early Research Career (CERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities to scientists and engineers who have completed their doctorate and have less than three years of relevant postdoctoral work experience. These fellowships aim to develop the next generation of future leaders of the innovation system.
The successful candidate will join the AEHRC to undertake research across a number of projects related to improving Indigenous health. These include innovations and interventions to facilitate quality health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with chronic conditions. The CERC Fellow will collaborate closely with both other researchers from CSIRO and external partners, including ATSICCHO’s and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Your duties will include:
- Carrying out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will lead to novel approaches and/or solutions to improve Indigenous health using digital technologies.
- Conducting primary research, developing study protocols, engaging in stakeholder consultation with the Indigenous community and a diverse group of clinicians, engineers, and end users, and performing analyses to derive novel insights for technical design and implementation evaluation.
- Contributing to the ongoing development and delivery of an Indigenous Health research program across the Australian e-Health Research Centre, with key support from CSIRO’s Office of Indigenous Science and Engagement.
- Producing high quality scientific papers suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, client reports, blog posts, and grant/funding opportunities.
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Salary: AU$89k - AU$101k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
To be considered you will need:
- A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as health informatics, health system evaluation, public health, primary health care or Indigenous health research. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years (full-time equivalent) of postdoctoral research experience.
- Experience in undertaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
- Experience in research methods including at least two of the following: critical review of scientific literature; co-design; implementation and/or evaluation; health data analysis; health data standards.
- Demonstrated expertise in cross cultural communication, in particular with relevance to Indigenous people, communities and/or health organisations.
- Ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their leaders, respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business.
CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society. As part of our commitment to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employment outcomes, preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates who meet the role criteria. CSIRO conscious inclusion practices are intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
For full details about this role please view the Position Description.
Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.
The successful candidate will be required to provide contact details of at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person to be a cultural referee to confirm their ability to work and communicate respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Flexible Working Arrangements
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How to Apply
Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.
20 February 2023, 11:00pm AEDT
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