Research Fellow - Climate Change and Public Health Dunedin

Research Fellow - Climate Change and Health



Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is long-established and one of the largest academic centres for public health in Australasia. It has a strong research and teaching base including epidemiology and biostatistics. Details of staff in the Department and scientific publications can be found on the Departmental website

The Role

This is an exciting time and an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to join the University of Otago. Our Department of Preventive and Social Medicine is looking for a full-time Research Fellow to support the University's capacity for research in the growing field of climate change and public health. This role involves supporting the development of relevant research projects, particularly securing the funds and research architecture needed to build an international-quality programme of research activities.

The position would suit a candidate who is enthusiastic about collaborative research relating to the impacts of climate change on health and health equity.

Your Skills and Experience

 We are looking for candidates who have recent research experience and the following:

• Enthusiasm about contributing to the advancement of climate change and public health research.

• Good interpersonal skills.

• Good time management and ability to work independently.

• Content knowledge relating to climate change and health (impacts and adaption) and/or the following skill sets: public health methods, system dynamics or other participatory modelling; policy process; hauora Māori/Kaupapa Māori research; successful grant writing.

• PhD or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field, or a high quality relevant postgraduate degree plus significant work experience in one of the desired content areas.

• A strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.

• Demonstrated capacity for independent research and a record of publications in refereed journals. 

Further Details

This is a full-time, fixed term position for one year. This will ideally start towards the end of February 2019 and go through until late January 2020.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence - please contact Dr Alexandra Macmillan via email at


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the following link to the University of Otago's job listing:

Applications quoting reference number 1802425 will close on Sunday, 20 January 2019.