Expressions of Interest - Maternal and Perinatal Health Research

Auckland (Region) (NZ)
18 Sep 2019
18 Oct 2019
Career Level
Professor, Senior lecturer
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Research and Senior Research Fellowships
  • Associate Professor

The world-renowned Liggins Institute is calling for expressions of interest from outstanding early to mid career researchers who may wish to undertake a four year Fellowship within the Institute.

A substantive academic position at Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor level also is available for those who bring more experience and have already established an appropriate track record.

The Liggins Institute is part of the University of Auckland based in the heart of Auckland City, New Zealand. Research at the Liggins Institute has demonstrated that events that occur in pregnancy and in the period after birth can have a profound impact on the baby’s physical and mental development.

Our multidisciplinary research focuses on identifying risks and developing strategies that will reduce or prevent risk and that can be translated into clinical practice.

Interested candidates should have a relevant higher research degree (eg PhD in medicine, nursing, midwifery, psychology, education, clinical nutrition, health economics, implementation science, medical imaging) and ideally at least two years postdoctoral research experience. Additional clinical practice experience should be highlighted, but is not essential.

Why choose the Liggins Institute?

Join the Liggins Institute and you’ll be part of a world-leading centre for research into maternal, fetal and child health, nutrition, development, epigenetics and translational science.

You’ll contribute to excellent research into the long-term consequences of early-life events. Your work will help to translate scientific discoveries into clinical practice that makes a difference to the health of this generation and the next. You will collaborate in international research, and build your reputation by contributing to publications and conferences.

The multi-disciplinary nature of the Institute will give you the opportunity to work with colleagues from many different specialisations. From molecular research in the laboratory through to clinical trials in babies, children and adults, you’ll collaborate with and learn from experts in your field. The institute receives considerable philanthropic support and our staff have continuing success in being awarded substantial research grants, including the recently announced Aotearoa Foundation $2.7 million grant, the Health Research Council (NZ) $4.9 million grant and National Institutes of Health (USA) grants of US$1.5 million.

Aotearoa Fellowships

We have three new prestigious Aotearoa Fellowships available for four years which includes two PhD stipends and research funding for each successful recipient.

Prospective candidates should email a short letter outlining their areas of research interest and a full CV to and apply through the following link:

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