An ideal candidate would have a background in literacy, health or public health; and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, or be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. The candidate will be required to have some experience in conducting quantitative research or basic statistical analysis; an ability to use SAS would be advantageous. The candidate will undergo further training and development of quantitative research skills.
This project may require some fieldwork in remote NSW communities (Boggabilla, Brewarrina, Bourke, Enngonia, Toomelah, Wilcannia, and Walgett) with Aboriginal populations so a culturally sensitive candidate who can work independently and as part of a team is required. It is expected that the scholarship holder will assist with the analysis of data from individual surveys and data derived from data linkage to assess effects of the adult literacy intervention; attend and present findings at conferences; and publish papers based on their work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Contribution to articles in scientific journals will be expected during candidature.