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Friday, July 24, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow, Canterbury University , New Zealand

The GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship (research). This is a full time, three-year fixed term position and available immediately.

The fellowship is intended for a recent PhD whose training and research is in health and medical geography, public health, social epidemiology and/or related a discipline. Good quantitative skills are essential and GIS expertise would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program 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
• GISc and health
• Environment and health
• Impacts of urban environment on health
• Transport and health

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.

For further information about the Geo Health Laboratory see:

http://www.geohealth.canterbury.ac.nz/. And for further information about the role and to discuss possible research areas contact Associate Professor Simon Kingham, Co-Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory simon.kingham-at-canterbury.ac.nz; tel +64 3 364 2987 x 7936.

This is one of three current vacancies available in GeoHealth within the Department of Geography.


Applications for this position will be evaluated continuously from the review date and the University reserves the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date.

Closing Date: 2 September 2009


For detailed information and to apply on line, visit http://vacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/.

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