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Research Associate

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5/6

Classification: ANU05/06 (Research Stream)

Salary package: $71,878-$84,451 plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.  

The Research Associate will undertake research under the supervision of relevant academic staff and will be linked to mentors who will assist and guide their development. The major areas of focus for the Research  Associate will be to build their own academic and contributing to the broader program of work. The position will be for a period of five years and includes a possible pathway to an Academic career within the Australian National University. The position will be full-time undertaking research, with the option of undertaking postgraduate studies (Masters or PhD). This position will sit in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, within the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, one of five centres within the Research School of Population Health (RSPH). The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program is Aboriginal-led and around half of staff and students are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The program conducts cutting-edge innovative and multidisciplinary large-scale research in areas across the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. The approach across the program is to conduct research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities, and organisations.

The Research Associate will make an active contribution to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program by working collegially with all members of the Program, across the University and external stakeholders. The Research Associate will contribute to all aspects of the Program’s work with an emphasis on being concurrently enrolled in a higher degree research (such as a Masters or PhD) program at RSPH, with the research topic harmonised with their Research Associate duties. If the successful candidate is eligible for acceptance into an ANU PhD program with the relevant School within three months of appointment, that is aligned with the School’s research themes, you may be considered for an Academic Associate position.

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For further information, please contact Lachlan Russell, Research Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program Research School of  Population Health on T: +61 2 6125 3021 or E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure and is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons in line with the strategies in the ANU Enterprise Agreement.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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