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 changing and inequitable world.

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

This position is located at the University of Queensland's Herston campus and involves collaborating with Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease (CRE WaND). The purpose of the role is to conduct systematic investigation into the associations of established and emerging risk factors, at each stage of women’s lives, with non-communicable disease (NCD) incidence, including multimorbidity.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a PHD in biostatistics, epidemiology or related fields and a strong understanding and capacity to conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses, evidenced by published papers in leading discipline journals, and conference participation.
You will have demonstrated ability to conduct high quality analysis of quantitative and qualitative data related to public health and be motivated and self driven with a genuine interest in participating in intellectual life at UQ.
Experience in the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and evidence of success in securing research funding will be highly regarded.
Level B candidate must, in addition to the above, have experience supervising Research Higher Degree students.
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 Gita Mishra on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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