Herston Campustime typeFull timeposted onPosted Yesterdayjob requisition idR-15496

  • First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program within the School of Public Health
  • Academic level B + 17% Superannuation
  • Multiple fixed-term positions for up to 3 years
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • Closing date: Sunday 28th August 2022 at 11.00pm AEST
  • UQ Careers: R-15496

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

About This Opportunity 

The First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is led by Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. The vision of the FNCWR program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia’s First Nations people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.  Further information about the appointments being recruited to can be found here.

There are two Research Fellow positions available and each position will be required to develop an independent research program, with the aim of achieving national recognition and impact in an area of relevance to the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) program. Depending on the Research Fellows area of interest and background they will play a substantial role in and be responsible for the daily operations of managing a project to improve patient-centred care and treatment outcomes for First Nations cancer patients or managing a First Nations wellbeing project. 

These positions will contribute to the existing research program and develop, undertake and manage new research to advance the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) program. This includes but is not limited to preparation of funding submissions, building the program’s output of scholarly publications and building the capacity and capabilities of junior staff and students. The position provides the opportunity for the incumbent to enhance their research skills, research network and build on their Indigenous Health research experience.

For a full list of duties and criteria please request a copy of the Job Description from the Talent Acquisition team (recruitment@uq.edu.au)

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.  

About You  

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area.
  • A growing profile in research in the discipline area.
  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities

What We Can Offer 

There are two full-time (100%), fixed-term positions for up to 3 years at Academic level B. 

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range $101,533.66 – $120,570.86 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794.38 – $141,067.91 per annum. 

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021


To discuss this role please contact Professor Gail Garvey.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter
  • Separate document addressing the ‘About You’ section  
  • Resume 

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

About the Selection Process  
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted. 

Other Information 

Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


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