Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


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Seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a vibrant research team to support the inaugural Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Health to grow and maintain their public health research program including epidemiological, prevention and translational-oriented research in hearing health of older adults.


  • Salary Package: From $81,581 - $109,852 (Level A) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.

  • Appointment type: Full-time, fixed-term position for 1 year with opportunity for extension.

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)

  • The Role

    This role is open to application by public health researchers and/or data scientists who have a strong research interest and growing reputation in statistical modelling or cognate fields with demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary and/or applied public health research. The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking relevant statistical work in the area of public health research and will support the research of Professor Bamini Gopinath, Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Health and will collaborate with members of her research group, located at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University.

    The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution in one or more of the following research areas as well as assist and/or lead key research activities:

  • Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the Public Health and Policy Pillar;

  • Classify and improve prediction methods for multiplatform data;

  • Develop model visualisation methods to enable interactive and dynamic model building;

  • Robust selection and estimation in regression type models;

  • Develop new study proposals;

  • Take the lead and assist with manuscript preparation;

  • Recruit and supervise staff and students for the division, as required;

  • Take the lead and assist with grant applications;

  • Maintain existing collaborations and establish others.

  • About You

    As a researcher with a highly regarded profile relative to your experience, you will be a core member of the Public Health and Policy Pillar team. You will bring your excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills to work closely with our relevant stakeholders, including healthcare policy makers, healthcare executives, clinicians, and consumers, to ensure our project aims are met. You will model behaviours that align with the Macquarie University vision and values and foster these in your team, with research students and the broader community to create an inclusive and high-performance culture.

    About Us

    The Macquarie University Hearing Research Centre, located within the Australian Hearing Hub, is a global hub of hearing and hearing-related research, education, and engagement, and through the Macquarie University Hearing Strategy 2030 is seeking to transform hearing health. Adopting a university-wide approach and working with partners to create opportunities for all community members to contribute towards advancing the hearing agenda and to reduce the global burden of hearing loss.

    The Public Health and Policy Pillar of the Macquarie University Hearing Research Centre has the broad primary goal of reducing the social, human and economic impact of adult-onset hearing loss (ARHL). The research within this Pillar includes analyses of data from population health datasets, epidemiological studies, and intervention studies.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position applicants are asked to provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below and attach their curriculum vitae (including contact information for three referees) as part of the application process.

    Core criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant, equivalent professional experience in medicine, health sciences, public health, psychology or a related discipline

  • Proficient use and knowledge of a wide range of statistical and mathematical platforms including: SPSS, R, MATLAB, Mplus, Excel, NLogit, SAS, Python.

  • Experience in statistical tests ranging from parametric to non-parametric methods, linear and nonlinear methods and machine learning strategies.

  • Good communication skills and a publication track record

  • Potential to generate collaboration and funding from government and non- government organisations.

  • Strong time and project management skills and can work in a team environment

  • Ability to supervise postgraduate students

  • Desirable criteria:

  • Multidisciplinary in their approach and with an ability to apply skills and experience to various fields

  • Applicants with extensive expertise and experience in health services research and health information technologies research

  • Background knowledge in hearing health and audiology

  • Fluency in SQL, data modelling and database design

  • Please note this position is only open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and those currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Bamini Gopinath, Macquarie University Hearing Research Centre at [email protected]

    General Recruitment Enquiries: Nithya Elango, HR Assistant at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 3rd March 2024 at 11:59 PM AEDT

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    03/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

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    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow


    Macquarie University




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 03, 2024

    Job type



    Mathematics,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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