Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Canterbury - Christchurch

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Post Doctoral Fellow

Department of Geography, GeoHealth Laboratory


Research in Quantitative Health Geography

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, spatial epidemiology and/or related a discipline. Good quantitative skills and GIS expertise are essential. 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
  • 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.


For more information about the GeoHealth Lab see Enquiries of an academic nature may be made to Professor Simon Kingham


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.


The closing date for this position is: 14 October 2012 (NZ Time)


For further assistance regarding applications please contact the Human Resources Administrator, College of Science, ph +64 3 3642987 extn 6147 or email  


Please visit the University's website to view the position description and all other vacancies.


Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:


The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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  Ranked one of the top 250 universities in the world*, the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, New Zealand, offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the world, and a great student lifestyle. | | UC has been committed to producing leaders since 1873. We have built an international reputation for our high quality degrees, teaching staff and research.     In 2011 UC became the first New Zealand university to receive a 5-star rating in the newly-established international QS Stars rating system which evaluates universities against eight criteria including research quality, teaching quality and graduate employability. UC offers more than 100 programmes across seven faculties – commerce, creative arts, education, engineering and forestry, humanities and social sciences, law, and science. *QS World University Rankings 2011

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