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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Geohealth Laboratory



Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science
Te Taiwhenua o te Hauora | GeoHealth Laboratory
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
• Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
• Starting end of 2022 – October 2026
• A competitive salary of up to $80,000 p.a. (1.0 FTE)

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a range of policy-relevant research projects being undertaken by the Geohealth Laboratory in collaboration with the health sector e.g. Canterbury District Health Board and the Ministry of Health. The position will preferably start before the end of 2022.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
You will work with the Directors of the Geohealth Laboratory, along with appropriate personnel in the health sector (e.g. the Ministry of Health and Canterbury District Health Board), and other associated researchers, to support and deliver the research being undertaken. You will also have a limited amount of teaching and supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students.

Mōu | Who You Are
You will hold a PhD (NZQA Level 10) in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and health or a related discipline, experience in a relevant aspect of health geography and geospatial science, along with excellent communication skills and experience in collaborating with researchers from different disciplines.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Te Taiwhenua o te Hauora | GeoHealth Laboratory undertakes applied research in the areas of quantitative health geography, spatial epidemiology and GIS. Our current work has considered how various characteristics of local neighbourhoods influence health outcomes and health-related behaviours. These projects include the effect of community resource access (such as access to parks, food stores and healthcare provision) on health inequalities; the role of deprivation and rurality in influencing suicide rates; environmental justice and air pollution; and the importance of income inequality and macro-level process on inequalities in life expectancy.

This position is located in the Geohealth Laboratory, which is part of the University of Canterbury's Geospatial Research Institute.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study.
For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here.
We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

The closing date for this position is: Wednesday, 28 October 2022 (midnight NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include the following:
• a cover letter which includes a 1-2 page statement outlining your research interests and goals.
• a resume which includes a list of relevant research publications.

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Simon Kingham, Director, Geohealth Laboratory at [email protected]
We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at [email protected]

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand.


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