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Research Fellow

Research Fellow

Research Fellow

University of Auckland

Closing Date : 28 Feb 2019

Who are we?

Our Lecturers and Health Researchers are regarded as experts in their fields, frequently directing global research projects designed to better the lives of New Zealanders and the world, and in turn passing this knowledge on to our students.

The opportunity

We have an opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic Research Fellow with experience in Maori health and/or health inequities to join a new HRC-funded research project investigating experiences of racism for rangatahi Maori (10-24yrs) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This two-year, part-time position will provide an opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, and Australian National University, Canberra.

  • The successful candidate will work on a quantitative analysis of existing national health survey datasets to investigate the prevalence and health impacts of racism for young people in Aotearoa
  • The Research Fellow will undertake data analysis, present preliminary findings and support production of high quality outputs, including academic journal articles
  • There will also be opportunities to engage with and participate in the broader activities on the HRC project, including meetings with our governance group

We are seeking applications from candidates who have a passion for research with a strong practical and problem solving ability is essential, along with interpersonal skills that enable you to interact comfortably with a range of people across different research disciplines, and across NZ and internationally.

  • Hold a PhD with expertise in related health fields, including Maori health, public health, adolescent/youth health, epidemiology, health inequities
  • Have experience with the analysis of large datasets - high level skills using SAS would be desirable
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have proven ability to work as part of a team and a passion for Maori health
  • Can produce high quality research outputs in conjunction with Dr. Sarah-Jane Paine and the Research team

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Dr. Sarah-Jane Paine (

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

Applications closeThursday, 28 February 2019.

For further information and to apply online please visit 

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to 

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.


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