University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Health Intervention and Assessment


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  • School of Public Health

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Strong commitment and action toward a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Based at the Herston campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a largely impactful project, E-DENGUE, which is funded by the UK Wellcome Trust Fund and being led by the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine.

    E-DENGUE is a digital prediction tool, degined to reduce dengue incidence and outbreaks in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work across the technical themes of the project, focusing on the interventional study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost- effectiveness of E-DENGUE.

    The project will involve three phases: i) prediction model development and validation; ii) Software and mobile App development; and ii) effectiveness and cost-effectiveness evaluation. The position is based at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), with research fieldwork with collaborating researchers at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) and Pasteur Institute (PI) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The ideal candidate will have experience in health intervention studies, with a strong track record of productivity during their PhD.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and implement a Cluster-based Randomized Control Trial study to evaluate the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of E-DENGUE, a digital dengue prediction tool, in reducing dengue incidence and outbreaks.

  • Provide technical support to conduct Needs Assessment which assess the needs for integrating the E-DENGUE into dengue surveillance and prevention.

  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.

  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology, and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialization of UQ intellectual property.

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

  • This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through until December 2027. At Academic level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $75,808.68 - $100,926.59, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $88,696.16 - $118,084.11 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You

  • We are seeking a bilingual candidate who is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

  • Completion or near completion of a PhD in the discipline areas of public health, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, or other relevant disciplines.

  • Demonstrated experience with community-based health interventions and assessment, preferable experience in public health interventions in South of Vietnam.

  • Demonstrated experience and skills in epidemiologic research methods and applied statistics in health studies, particularly in health interventional studies.

  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and implementing research fieldwork and health interventional activities in residential communities in South of Vietnam.

  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and critically as well as to synthesize relevant data and write-up reports, grants, and publications.

  • An emerging profile in research in the discipline areas of public health, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, or other relevant disciplines.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions towards external activities.

  • Have demonstrated to understand the culture and residential lifestyle in South of Vietnam, particularly in the Mekong Delta Region.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Dung Phung. For application queries or to obtain a copy of the job description, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

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

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, 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.

    Applications close Sunday 10th March 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-34447). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Monday 8th April 2024.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Health Intervention and Assessment


    University of Queensland




    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 10, 2024

    Job type



    Mathematics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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