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National Drug Research Institute’s (NDRI) - Indigenous Australian Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor (ALC/ALD)

2 years fixed term, full-time with option to renew
$120,028 - $138,340(ALC) + 17% Superannuation
$144,446 - $159,087(ALD) + 17% Superannuation

“Curtin University considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).”

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 1% in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius.

About the National Drug Research Institute’s (NDRI)

The NDRI mission is to conduct and disseminate high quality research that supports evidence informed policy, strategies and practice to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related health, social and economic harms among individuals, families and communities in Australia. It is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. NDRI research has significantly informed and contributed to policy and evidence-based practice in Australia and internationally.

Research from the NDRI Needs of Aboriginal Australians research program contributes to prevention and reduction of the burden of harm caused by alcohol and other drugs (AOD) amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  The Research:

  • Focuses on the inter-related topics of changing patterns of AOD use, factors related to harmful use, more efficient and effective provision of services, and improved policy responses.
  • Is based on well-established partnerships with Aboriginal community controlled health organisations, with Aboriginal community stakeholders and organisations actively involved in all aspects of research from planning through to translation into policy and strategies.

Your new role

Primarily involves research based activities, making major and innovative contributions to the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AOD research, research translation and capacity building that are of national and international standing.

You will lead an established multidisciplinary team of dynamic researchers who undertake original and community-driven research that aims to change policy and improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding alcohol and other drug use.


You will

  • Possess a doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Contribute to and further develop the coherent program of quality research aligned to the University and NDRI’s research strategy.
  • Engage with communities, develop new partnerships and research opportunities, and mentor existing and new and emerging Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers.
  • Play a significant role in research projects, including leadership of research team/projects.
  • Be lead chief investigator in applications for nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Produce significant research outputs with regular publication in high quality journals and in other community outlets.
  • Disseminate research findings through seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Undertake principal supervision of honours, research masters, and research doctoral students.

What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including:

  • Conducting innovative work that will make real-world differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners

For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

What we need from you

Most importantly you should address the criteria outlined in this advert. Curtin University does not require you to address the selection criteria stated in the Research Academic Role Statements for ALC or ALD positions, however your cover letter and CV should include sufficient information to allow us to assess your claims against the selection criteria at either of the two levels you nominate.

Link to Academic Role statements click here: ALC and ALD

Applications close:  Sunday, 28th October 2018 at 8pm (AWST)

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action

At Curtin, we are committed to aboriginal reconciliation, gender equity, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process; please advise us if you require access assistance.

Explore some morehttp://ndri.curtin.edu.au/

For further information please contact Professor Simon Lenton on 08 9266 1603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.


Level 1
1 Nash St
Perth WA 6000


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