Research Fellow

Deakin University

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Work type:Full-time
Location:Melbourne – Burwood

  • Based at our Melbourne, Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and fixed term for 2 years
  • Level B $104,619 – $123,739 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The primary purpose of this Research Fellow position is to initiate and conduct research in the area of nutritional epidemiology, specifically in the role of diet in multiple sclerosis.

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is one of Deakin University’s research institutes in the Faculty of Health. IPAN is a world-leading research institute committed to improving health and quality of life. Our vision is to improve the health of all populations through physical activity and nutrition research excellence. Our purpose is to conduct high quality multidisciplinary physical activity and nutrition research to actively inform policy and practice to improve health and build capacity in the field.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Initiate, design and conduct and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage collaboratively to develop novel and high-quality research activities
  • Widely communicate outputs to discipline(s) and the community including through high quality publications, conference presentations, media and other communications channels.
  • Build national reputation, based on growing, focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impact
  • Initiate, design, conduct and may lead intra- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations, to enable major breakthroughs in knowledge and understanding and solutions to complex problems

 Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD in nutrition science or relevant discipline
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions
  • Success in obtaining external research funding
  • Ability to make a contribution to communities through research
  • Capacity to contribute to leadership of research and administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 IPAN_Research Fellow_Level-B-PD_540158.pdf

Applications for this position close on Friday 14th July

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Infrequent travel may be required (e.g., local, interstate or overseas travel may be required to conduct the research activities and dissemination)
  • Drivers Licence
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Lucinda Black (Professor) on 03 9244 5491

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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