NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A, Adelaide Law School

Adelaide, Australia
Thursday, 28 May 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 27 June 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

(Level A) $70,346 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term Research position available at 0.5FTE for up to 24 months

This position is funded by NHMRC and ARC Discovery grants which consider the introduction of technology into the provision of healthcare

Available from June 2020 this position will focus on the legal dimensions of two projects. The NHMRC Ideas Grant is entitled “The algorithm will see you now: ethical, legal and social implications of adopting machine learning systems for diagnosis and screening”, and the ARC Grant, “Support or Sales? Medical Device Representatives in Australian Hospitals”, therefore a background in health law is desirable.

The successful applicant will work collaboratively with the chief investigator on the following activities:

  • A review of relevant legal frameworks
  • Exploration and analysis of regulatory theory
  • Liaise with diverse research team
  • Completion of research papers
  • Dissemination of research through conference presentations

The projects are collaborative and multi-disciplinary in nature with collaborators located in different locations. The legal component of both projects will inform the qualitative and quantitative research undertaken by other Chief Investigators requiring the successful applicant to liaise and work with a widely spread, multi-disciplinary team.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD (or evidence of submission of PhD for examination) in social science, social health, economics, or law, or experience of equivalent standing
  • An undergraduate Law Degree
  • Demonstrated research capacity (publications, conference papers, reports) which provide evidence of research and writing ability, and potential for future development
  • Ability to interpret, summarise and prepare technical reports and contribute to the preparation of academic journal articles

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vase scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of the Professions delivers excellence in teaching, learning and research driven by real-world, commercial needs in the areas of: law; business; economics and international trade; commercialisation and innovation; and global food and resources. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/professions

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Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria.

Application close 11:55 pm, 27 June 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position; contact:

Associate Professor Bernadette Richards
Associate Dean (Research), Director, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics & the Law (RUSSEL)
Adelaide Law School
E: bernadette.richards@adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.