Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow at Australian National University

Australian National University is offering postdoctoral researcher position in political science. Applications should be sent before March 10, 2019.

Classification:Academic Level A or B

Salary package:$71,509 – $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) is one of four Schools in CAP. RegNet is a dynamic community of scholars from different disciplines united by our interest in governance and regulation. RegNet has received international recognition as one of the world's most vibrant governance and regulatory academic centres, combining rigorous interdisciplinary research with innovative forms of knowledge-translation locally, nationally and globally. Our work is built on principles of justice, sustainability and human well-being. Currently we work in the following thematic areas: Climate, Energy & the Environment; Human Rights Law & Justice; Society, Safety & Health; Trade, Investment & Intellectual Property. We welcome new research directions.

We are seeking an outstanding early career researcher to join a national team working on a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded program of work "Diet and chronic disease prevention: supporting implementation of priority actions in the food and nutrition system".

The Postdoctoral / Research Fellow will play a central role in one of the sub-projects"Smart and responsive regulatory approach to population nutrition", based at RegNet, ANU. Poor diets and population nutrition are arguably the failure of public policy and of the regulation and governance of the food system. These failures have resulted in food environments full of readily available, affordable and heavily marketed unhealthy foods. The aim of the project is to map and critically evaluate Australia's food and nutrition regulation and governance regime and identify how to make it fit-for-purpose.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD / equivalent research experience in the field of regulatory studies / political science / public policy, with a specific focus on public health nutrition and a demonstrated ability to articulate and prosecute innovative research in the field of food governance and regulation.

For further information please contact Professor Sharon Friel –

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Deadline: March 10, 2019
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