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Position: Research Associate - Nutritional Epidemiology
Institution: Curtin University
Department: School of Public Health
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Duties: As a Research Fellow, you will be appointed as the manager of the research project, “A smartphone application to support breastfeeding for Vietnamese women following caesarean section: Randomised controlled trial”, In order to coordinate the project effectively, some travel to Vietnam will be required. Collaborating with other research team members and project partners in Vietnam. Coordinating the project, and planning the study schedule and timelines. Managing the project budget. Performing analyses of complex Epidemiological data. Preparing annual reports and drafting manuscripts for publication
Requirements: A doctoral qualification (PhD) in Medical Science, Epidemiology or Preventive Medicine. Considerable postdoctoral experience in Nutritional Epidemiology research. Fluency in English and Vietnamese. Familiarity with the Vietnamese health system and research settings. Experience with maternal and child health. Highly developed skills in survey design, conducting literature reviews, and meta-analyses, in modern epidemiology and biostatistics. Demonstrated experience in health project management. Strong track record of publications in nutritional epidemiology. Proficiency in using statistical packages such as STATA and SPSS
   
Text: Research Associate - Nutritional Epidemiology Job No: CURTIN535 Location: Bentley, Perth Employment Status: Full time Fixed Term No. of Vacancies: 1 Closing Date: 7 Mar 2019 Together, we can make tomorrow better 2.5 years fixed term, full time $98,059 - $116,369 (ALB) plus 17% Superannuation Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai. Your new team The School of Public Health at Curtin University is recognised internationally as a leader in Public Health education and research. The School offers undergraduate programs and units in Health Promotion, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Information Management and Health Sciences. Postgraduate teaching and supervision of Higher Degree by Research students is provided in these disciplines. The School is involved in research, consultancy and commercial activities in all areas of Public Health. For more info see: https://healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/schools/public-health/ Your new role A new and exciting research intensive opportunity is available for a highly motivated research academic at the School of Public Health in the area of Nutritional Epidemiology. As a Research Fellow, you will be appointed as the manager of the research project, “ A smartphone application to support breastfeeding for Vietnamese women following caesarean section: Randomised controlled trial ”, funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia. In order to coordinate the project effectively, some travel to Vietnam will be required. Your main duties will include: Collaborating with other research team members and project partners in Vietnam Coordinating the project, and planning the study schedule and timelines Managing the project budget Ensuring effective communication channels between Australian and Vietnamese colleagues Performing analyses of complex Epidemiological data Preparing annual reports and drafting manuscripts for publication Presenting research findings at national and international scientific forums Contributing to dissemination activities and workshops with stakeholders in Vietnam Mentoring Research Assistants and a PhD student within the team Strengthening collaboration and developing new partnerships with Vietnamese institutionsClick here to view the Position Description Position Description You will bring to the role A doctoral qualification (PhD) in Medical Science, Epidemiology or Preventive Medicine Considerable postdoctoral experience in Nutritional Epidemiology research Fluency in English and Vietnamese Familiarity with the Vietnamese health system and research settings Experience with maternal and child health Highly developed skills in survey design, conducting literature reviews, and meta-analyses, in modern epidemiology and biostatistics Demonstrated experience in health project management Strong track record of publications in nutritional epidemiology Proficiency in using statistical packages such as STATA and SPSS Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills Experience in teaching epidemiological concepts and principles to health professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and ability to supervise Doctoral or Masters research students (desirable) High level prioritization, organisational and time management skills Ability to work both independently, and collaboratively in a team Track record of fellowship and/or competitive research grant awards (desirable) What we offer you The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including: Conducting innovative work that will make real-world differences Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/ What we need from you Please send us through a curriculum vitae, and cover letter. In addition, you are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria listed above in the ‘You will bring to the role’ section. Please keep your response to less than 4 pages. Applications close: 5 pm, Thursday, 7 th March 2019 Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date. Valuing Diversity and Inclusion At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance. Contact details To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact: Professor Andy Lee Phone: 08 9266 4180 Email: Andy.Lee@curtin.edu.au Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. 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