Research Associate

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney
Job Type:Part Time

  • Flexible 100% home-based work arrangements
  • Part time (minimum 0.6 FTE) or full time considered
  • Work on real world strategies to make a difference within public health research

Look to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is the largest of four Schools within the Faculty of Health and Medicine. The School has a strong research focus and works closely with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital-based research.

Be challenged and imagine with us

Working within the Health Behaviour Research Collaborative (HBRC), our research group conducts innovative, robust and translatable behavioural research across four key themes:

  • Reducing health risk behaviours
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups
  • Reducing the physical and psychosocial morbidity associated with chronic disease
  • Reducing the evidence-practice gap in health care delivery

Our research aligns with state and national priorities and currently includes cancer, dementia, alcohol consumption, Indigenous health, mental health, injury, ageing and end-of life-care.

This position is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 offered on a part time (minimum 0.6 FTE) or full-time basis and may be based anywhere within Australian under flexible home-based work arrangements. Travel for research collaboration may be required on an as-needed basis.

How will you inspire us?

Working together with the Health Behaviour Research Collaborative (HBRC), you will manage large-scale multidisciplinary public health research projects that address a range of national health priorities and vulnerable populations. You will apply your high-level organisational, problem-solving, interpersonal and writing skills along with relevant scientific knowledge to successfully deliver project and research outputs on time and within budget.

In addition, you will contribute to high quality peer-reviewed publications, funding applications, research administration functions and assist with developing the next generation of health behaviour scientists through high quality training of PhD students.

Applying a collaborative and team-based approach to achieve results, you will be flexible and adaptable to change direction in response to new initiatives, strategic direction or project requirements.

For additional information on the position contact Rochelle Watson on 02 4042 0700 or via email

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit

Closing date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Why commit to us?

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia.

The remuneration for this position is commensurate with experience:

Level A: $70,840 - $96,136 FTE + 9.5% Superannuation

Level B: $101,197 – $120,173 FTE + 9.5% Superannuation

Level C: $123,967 - $142,944 FTE + 9.5% Superannuation

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you