Research Fellow in Child Health

University of Auckland

New Zealand


About the Role

We are seeking a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher) to work alongside senior academics to progress a programme of research investigating inequities in health and determinants of health with a focus on Māori children and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in Māori and child health, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in this area and its application to policy development, service provision and future health outcomes for Māori and non-Māori children.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking statistical analysis of existing health and wellbeing datasets
  • Participating in research meetings, including presentation of preliminary findings to supervisor and other team members
  • Contributing to write-up of peer-reviewed publications
  • There may be opportunities to engage with and participate in the broader activities within the programme including meetings with governance and advisory groups

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Hold a PhD with expertise in related health fields, including Maori health, child and/or adolescent and youth health, public health, epidemiology, health inequities.
  • Have experience with the analysis of large datasets – high level skills using SAS software programme is essential.
  • Have proven ability to work as part of a team and to use initiative to progress daily tasks.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Why work with us

  • Flexible working hours
  • Genuine opportunity for professional development
  • Opportunity to make a difference through your research

We also offer 5 weeks’ annual leave per annum (pro rata), a generous employer superannuation contribution and a number of other benefits and discounts on internal and external services. For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

About Te Kupenga Hauora Māori

The Department of Māori Health, known as Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (TKHM for short) is headed by Professor Papaarangi Reid. TKHM coordinates teaching in Māori health across the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and strives to ensure the best possible standards of health for Māori and Pacific people, particularly through teaching, research, advocacy and work-force development.

Visit our website for more information about Te Kupenga Hauora Māori.


To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Dr. Sarah-Jane Paine (  

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Friday 2nd August 2019 and include an up to date CV and cover letter.

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