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Senior Research Fellow Planetary Health

Opportunity to drive domestic and international research for the world-first Planetary Health Platform

Located at the School of Public Health, Camperdown Campus

Fixed term opportunity for 3 years, base salary $127K - $147K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 
The University of Sydney is looking to recruit a passionate Senior Research Fellow in Planetary Health who is interested in the relationships between ecological, economic and social change and the health and wellbeing of future generations. The Senior Research Fellow will drive domestic and international research in support of the multidisciplinary Planetary Health Platform’s mission to:

develop multidisciplinary research on the relationships between human health and natural systems, the drivers of ecological change, and their broader sociocultural context
offer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching that will equip graduates with the skills and attributes to help find solutions to planetary health challenges
provide leadership and engagement with policy, industry and communities on questions related to planetary health.

More specifically, you will:

make independent and original contributions to Planetary Health research
provide leadership in research, including research training and supervision
be expected to make a contribution to teaching programs in Planetary Health commensurate with a research-focused academic role
be expected to contribute to community engagement in the area of Planetary Health with government bodies, international organisations and other partners.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Research Fellow in Planetary Health who possesses:

a strong track record of research in the broad field of ecology and health as demonstrated by published work  
evidence of recognition of research contribution to the discipline at national level, and emerging at international level, including original contributions which expand knowledge or practice in the emerging discipline of planetary health
demonstrated success in attracting competitive research and/or project funding from a range of national and international sources
a track record of research and development experience in low and middle income countries, ideally in Fiji and/or the greater Oceania region
superior communication and negotiation skills.

About us
The University of Sydney School of Public Health is one of six Schools that have recently come together under the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.  Its researchers, academics and graduates play a major role in shaping the future of healthcare in Australia and overseas. Our public health programs are developed and taught by leading academics and practitioners addressing the major public health challenges facing communities now and into the future.
Our mission is to provide internationally recognised leadership in public health by advancing and disseminating knowledge in the public health disciplines. We do this by providing high quality, accessible education; conducting outstanding, high impact research; and participating effectively in professional, governmental and community activities. The School of Public Health is a vibrant organic network of individuals, research groups and centres and has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research work as well as for the expertise of its academic staff.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Anthony Capon on  
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Linden Joseph on 02 8627 1208 or .
Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details. Job Reference No. 1330/0718F.
Closing date: 11:30pm 24 July 2018
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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