Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Epidemiology - School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and was recently ranked by the Australian Research Council as amongst the world's best. Current priorities include health behaviours and health promotion; cancer prevention; environmental health; epidemiology and biostatistics; longitudinal studies of women’s’ health; mental health; HIV/AIDS; substance use, antimicrobial stewardship and other aspects of health services research.

The role: You will contribute to the teaching and research activities in the field of Epidemiology in the School and the University. This will include working with the Head of School and the Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, as well as other staff members in the field of Epidemiology and the School to develop and implement the School’s strategic plan, to contribute to the development of course materials and to engage in the building and maintenance of research programs in Epidemiology.

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Research Fellow – Biostatistician - Prevention Research Collaboration Sydney School of Public Health

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Reference no. 1528/0717

  • Key role in a collaborative, multidisciplinary research team
  • Utilise your expertise in biostatistics or epidemiology
  • Full-time fixed term for 3 years, remuneration package: $102K-$122Kp.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) is a research group within the Sydney School of Public Health and the Charles Perkins Centre, at the University of Sydney and has specialised expertise in population-wide prevention research and translational research. In particular, PRC is engaged in generating and disseminating new knowledge about implementation of population-wide prevention. The PRC research portfolio includes public health priority topics, with major emphases on chronic disease prevention, especially physical activity, public health nutrition and obesity prevention; in addition PRC also carries out work in other areas of prevention, including tobacco control and sun protection and more generally, research in health promotion.

The PRC is responsible for the delivery of the Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP) funded by the NSW Ministry of Health, in addition to its existing prevention-oriented research, evaluation and teaching program. This PRSP requires support from strong quantitative research and evaluation methods that allows for scientific rigor within the real world setting.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in biostatistics to undertake relevant statistical work in the area of quantitative public health research both within PRC more specifically in support of PRSP. You will work with a range of researchers on epidemiological, prevention and translational-oriented research relevant to the work of the PRSP and the broader PRC group. The research includes analyses of data from population health datasets, epidemiological studies, and intervention studies.

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Knowledge and Translation Broker - Centre for Air pollution NSW

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The Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) are seeking a Knowledge and Translation Broker to join this innovative team.

As NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, CAR's purpose is to facilitate leading research, training and collaboration in relation to air pollution, energy transitions and health.

In this part-time role (0.6FTE), your key focus will be to promote CAR's activities/research as well as developing and maintaining two way communication and collaboration between the CAR Researchers and its Stakeholders.

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