Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow - The Queensland Centre for Population Research

Apr 14, 2019
May 14, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Queensland Centre for Population Research at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivers practical solutions to the complex issues that affect our physical environment and how we interact with it. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management. Researchers, teachers and students from around the world are drawn to our vibrant academic environment at UQ's stunning St Lucia campus. We house world-class research facilities and have access to unique fieldwork locations in Australia and abroad. UQ's research excellence in earth and environmental sciences is world renowned, and is reflected by our consistent high ranking in respected global league tables. The School also has an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

The Queensland Centre for Population Research (QCPR) undertakes pure and applied research and provides education and training in demography and population geography. The work of the centre focuses especially on demographic change at the local and regional level, both within Australia and overseas and encompasses theory, methodology and empirical analysis. Research interests focus particularly on population mobility, internal migration and the development of demographic forecasting models.

The Centre has a collaborative Research Agreement with the Queensland Government Statistician's Office ( QGSO ). The two organisations collaborate on a range of demographic research projects, particularly in the field of demographic forecasting.

The role

The Queensland Centre for Population Research seeks to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Fellows/Research Fellows for the CRC iMove project An Integrated Demographic and Transport Demand Modelling Framework (ID-TDM) ( ). These roles will develop and implement a best practice transport model for South East Queensland. Their work will encompass working with academics from three UQ Schools as well as industry partners. This is a unique opportunity to work with various large population-based data sets and to be part of a very multidisciplinary research team, to address individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions.

The person

Applicants should possess PhD (or be near completion) or equivalent in either demography, economics, transport planning or related disciplines. You should also have demonstrated general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, be a wiz in R or similar package and have the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, be able to think outside the box and beyond your discipline.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( ) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

These are full-time positions; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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These are full-time, fixed term appointments for 3 years at Academic level A/B. The remuneration package will be in the below ranges plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.
  • Level A will be in the range of $67,542 - $90,982 p.a (total package will be in the range $79,024 - 106,448 p.a)
  • Level B will be in the range of $95,771 - $113,728 p.a (total package will be in the range $112,052 - $133,061 p.a)

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact Pia Wohland or Jonathan Corcoran on +61(0)7 3365 6517 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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