Research in Quantitative Health Geography
Post Doctoral Fellow
GeoHealth Laboratory, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Closing date: November 27th 2014
The GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (research). This is a three-year position and available immediately. The fellowship is intended for a recent Ph.D. whose training and research is in health and medical geography, public health, social epidemiology and/or related a discipline. Good quantitative skills and GIS expertise are essential. The successful candidate will be expected to develop research that is consistent with the research profile of the GeoHealth Laboratory. Potential research areas could include (but are not limited to):
- Neighbourhoods and health
- Environmental justice and health
- Environment and health
- Impacts of urban environment on health
- Transport and health
- Health inequalities
The GeoHealth Laboratory is a joint venture between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The research facility is based in a well equipped and specifically designated facility on the UC campus in Christchurch. A number of academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, research fellows and postgraduate students who are based in or affiliated with the GeoHealth Laboratory help in providing a supportive research environment. The GeoHealth Laboratory staff are committed to undertaking policy-relevant health research and have a strong track record of publication in high quality peer reviewed journals, as well as regular contributions to various policy documents and media pieces.
Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, book shop and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. The University is a smoke-free campus.
For more information about the GeoHealth Lab see: www.geohealth.canterbury.ac.nz/. Enquiries of an academic nature may be made to Prof Simon Kingham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Malcolm Campbell (Malcolm.email@example.com).
For further information and to apply online visit please visit http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/
Download the full Position Description from https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/PositionDescriptions/PostDoc_GeoHealth_Oct14.pdf
Applications for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, university transcripts and a brief statement of research interests and goals. Applicants should also indicate the names and contact details of three referees.
For further assistance regarding applications please contact Pay and HR ph +64 3 364 2987 ext 6417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and invites applications from all sectors of the community.
Closing Date: November 27th 2014