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Postdoctoral Research in Oral Epidemiology

University of Queensland

School of Dentistry

The UQ School of Dentistry has a long and proud tradition of 84 years in dental education and research, and attracts high-achieving students nationally and internationally. UQ is a leading source of expertise in the local, national and international dental community and has been a key contributor to achieving effective solutions to contemporary issues and challenges. The School has strong collaborations within and outside the dental profession.

The Oral Health Centre (OHC) opened in January 2015. This award winning building is the largest and best equipped facility for patient treatment, dental education and research in Australasia.

From January 2017, the Oral Health Alliance (OHA) integrated the activities of Metro North Hospital and Health Service Oral Health Services (MNHHS) and the UQ School of Dentistry to establish world-class activities in clinical teaching, research and service provision in oral health.

About This Opportunity

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow will focus their efforts on developing their expertise and emerging research profile in the field of oral epidemiology and dental public health.  At this level it is expected that the incumbent will contribute to service and engagement roles and activities.

As a research focused academic at level A the incumbent will be supported and guided by more senior academic research staff with the expectation of an increasing degree of autonomy over time.

This position is located at our Herston Campus, UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.  Sharing premises with royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical research Institute, the campus houses a vibrant clinical and research community that delivers innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Conveniently located just minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, there is access to multiple public transport connections, onsite parking and cycling facilities.

Job No: 516090
Area: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE): Academic Research Level A1 ($70,729.75 – $94,637.91)
Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: Herston

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the position, you will have completed (or near completion of) a PhD in oral epidemiology, dental public health, or a related field. You will have an emerging profile in research in the aforementioned areas of dentistry. You possess experience publishing in reputable refereed journals and presenting at conferences. You have contributed to successfully obtaining and managing external research funding. Some supervision experience is required (i.e. supervising postgraduate students). An ability to establish effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. university community, industry, government, and professional bodies) is an essential part of the role. The ability to perform in-depth and critical data analyses and data modelling is imperative.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

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What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term (three years) position at Academic Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.75 – $94,637.91, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.81 – $110,726.35.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, recreation leave loading, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students to Work and Study Abroad

Position Description

 PD -Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Dentistry – LJ (1).pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Loc Do, Professor in Dental Public Health & Research Chair.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Advertised: 13 Sep 2021
Applications close: 11 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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