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[Job opportunity] Research Fellow – apply by 30th July 2020

The Centre for Health Equity Training Research and Evaluation (CHETRE) is part of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity. CHETRE’s mission is to achieve better and fairer health for communities in south western Sydney, and throughout Australia and internationally. 

The Opportunity  

  • 6 month, Fixed-term Full time opportunity
  • Level B.1: $108, 282 base (+ 9.5% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Based at the Ingham Institute in Liverpool, Sydney.

The Research Fellow will lead evaluation, research and literature review projects on refugee and asylum seeker health and social wellbeing. The emphasis will be on research methodologies that engage communities and stakeholders and are empowering. An interest in policy and advocacy will be an asset. The position will also develop and lead training and capacity building materials and projects within CHETRE and the Refugee Health Service.

The Research Fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the area of health equity focussed research and evaluation. The position will provide technical and research leadership in activities associated with various research projects related to health and social equity for refugees and asylum seekers. This will include applying specialist knowledge in the field of refugee and asylum seeker health and social research to a range of projects conducted within the Centre.

Please refer to the position description (pdf) for more details

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in Public Health (or a related/relevant discipline) or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training or experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in refugee and asylum seeker health and / or social research, preferably with a community empowerment and / or policy or advocacy focus
  • Demonstrated experience with leading capacity building and training activities
  • Track record in peer-reviewed publications and grant success
  • Demonstrated project management and excellent organisational skills including the ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet project deliverables and timelines, ability to prioritise own workload and work independently as well as an effective member of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports, submissions, grant applications and project plans
  • Outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills including ability to liaise effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Patrick Harris                                E:

Applications close: 11pm, 30th July 2020

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