the university of queenslandThe UQ 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 

Our research and engagement strategy is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Our major research and engagement themes are:  health promotion; climate change and environmental health; mental health; blood borne viruses; women’s health; and, health systems.

Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease: Prevention and Detection (CRE WaND)

Non-communicable diseases (NCD) – such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, and respiratory conditions – are now leading causes of mortality and morbidity among women.  Many of the established risk factors for NCDs are shared with poor reproductive outcomes and emerging evidence also points to the impact of reproductive factors, such as pregnancy complications, on NCD risk.  CRE WaND, funded by the NHMRC, examines the current risks of NCDs across women’s life, evaluates women’s current related use of health services, and models future health service use, in order to develop targeted strategies and guidelines for radical improvements in prevention and detection of NCDs among women.

About This Opportunity

A postdoctoral research fellow is required to investigate Australian women’s use of health services across life stages. Research will involve looking at the key factors influencing distinct patterns of health service use and the impact of NCDs on health service use. Findings will be presented at national and international conferences, seminars and workshops and research papers in high impact journals. This position is located at UQ's Herston campus.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a PHD in biostatistics, epidemiology or related fields and have a demonstrated understanding of the Australian health care system and a capacity to conduct productive research on women’s health, evidenced by published papers in leading discipline journals, and conference participation.You will have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to establish cooperative working relationships with a wide range of individuals. 

Applicants must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


To discuss this role please contact Professor Annette Dobson on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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