Research Fellow in Health Equity

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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health
Centre for Disability Research and Policy - Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 644/0418


  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in data analysis
  • Full-time role, fixed term for three years

About the opportunity
An exciting opportunity exists for a talented early career researcher with high level quantitative skills to join the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (

The first research centre of its kind internationally, the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH) will gather the evidence on the social determinants of health needed to guide social and health policy reform with the explicit intent of improving the health of working-age Australians with disabilities. The CRE-DH has a strong focus on applying a health equity lens to studying the social determinants of health of persons with disabilities. The CRE-DH involves researchers from across Australia and internationally with expertise in public health, epidemiology, health economics, health and social policy, psychology, and public administration. At the University of Sydney, the CRE-DH is led by Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn (Professor of Family and Disability Studies) at the University of Sydney. Professor Anne Kavanagh (Chair of Disability and Health) of the University of Melbourne is lead CI on the CRE-DH at the University of Melbourne.

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Epidemiologist - AH&MRC, NSW

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The purpose of the AH&MRC is to lead the Aboriginal Health Agenda in NSW for improved policies, programs, service and practices. Ensure that Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes and support, strengthen Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to build sustainability within the Health Sector.

Our Values

  • Aboriginal culture and sovereignty
  • Aboriginal Community Control
  • Aboriginal holistic health
  • Cultural respect, integrity and inclusion
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Quality and accountability
  • Genuine and meaningful partnership

Responsibilities involving the surveillance, investigation, and evaluation of communicable or chronic diseases, injuries or conditions, and assists in the planning and implementation of epidemiological programs to prevent and control diseases, injuries, or conditions.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Interdisciplinary Air Pollution, Energy & Health Research
Closing date: Open until filled.

The Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) is an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence. CAR is based at a network of Universities and research institutes across Australia. CAR is funded by the NHMRC for five years (commenced mid-2017) to support research training and research translation in the interdisciplinary field of air pollution, energy and health.

CAR will examine the health consequences of (1) fossil fuel combustion, (2) landscape fires and (3) alternatives to fossil fuels. These approaches include: a) improved assessments of exposure using sensors, satellites and advanced statistics; b) cohort studies with data linkage; c) detailed measures of physiological endpoints; d) toxicological investigations; and e) intervention studies.

Applications for a Postdoctoral fellowship are now open.

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Senior / Research Fellow (Epidemiologist) - Melbourne or Sydney

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Three year full time contract
Research and Development
St Kilda Road, Melbourne or Alexandria, Sydney location


The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is entrusted with the supply of blood in Australia. We collect and process life-saving blood products for patients in need.

The Research Fellow will contribute to this professional and close-knit team by providing research leadership across a number of projects on blood donation, in particular coordinating a large data linkage project to determine health outcomes related to blood donation.

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