University of Auckland is hiring a

Vernon Tews Educational Trust Post-doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacy Research

Auckland, New Zealand
Full-Time

This prestigious philanthropic award is a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The award provides the opportunity for a Fellow to work with an established academic to deliver a programme of research in the broad areas of pharmacy practice/social pharmacy and/or health services research. This opportunity will assist the successful applicant to develop as an independent researcher in an environment of high-quality academic achievement. This is a 3-year, full-time, fixed-term appointment.

For the present Fellowship, the research programme will be focussed on work related to pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology of herbal medicines and other 'natural health products'. We seek applicants who hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have up to 3 years' postdoctoral research experience in a relevant area including but not limited to, pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, public health and/or health services research. An understanding/appreciation of research/scientific issues concerning herbal medicines and other 'natural health products' is preferred, but not essential. Due to the conditions of the funding body, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand and be a New Zealand qualified pharmacist. Applications from eligible researchers overseas seeking to repatriate to New Zealand are welcomed.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this Position Description HERE

How to Apply 

Your application must include:

  • a full academic CV, including your contact details (address, telephone number(s) and email address);
  • contact details (address, telephone number(s) and email address for three referees, including at least one academic referee (referees will only be contacted if you are offered an interview);
  • evidence of New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency status;
  • evidence of qualification as a pharmacist in New Zealand;
  • covering letter.

Your covering letter (maximum 500 words) should:

  • briefly introduce yourself and your interest in the proposed area of research;
  • outline how your previous experience and skills align with the area of research;
  • describe how you think this Fellowship would benefit your career.

The position is full-time, fixed-term for three years, and available for a start between November 2020 and February 2021 (Start date negotiable).

Applications will be assessed by a panel, which may include Faculty and Donor representatives. All applications must be submitted online via the University of Auckland Careers portal by 12 pm New Zealand time on Sunday 27th September 2020. Interviews are planned for the week of 19 October 2020.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Associate Professor Jo Barnes ([email protected]).

Why work with us?

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand’s leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students. We also offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes.
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.

For more information on the benefits of working here, please visit Staff Benefits.

Due to the conditions of the funding body, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand and be a New Zealand qualified pharmacist. Applications from eligible researchers overseas seeking to repatriate to New Zealand are welcomed.

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