Senior Research Fellow - Health Data & Clinical Trials

Adelaide, Australia
Monday, 15 November 2021
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Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Full-Time | Fixed-Term until Dec 2022

Compensation Grade:
Research Level C

Salary Range:
$121,795 - $140,102 p.a.

Reporting to:
Operations Director, Health Data Science & Clinical Trials (or Delegate)

College of Medicine & Public Health

The Senior Research Fellow will collaborate with all stakeholders. The position will take a lead role in developing, managing and implementing health data-related research projects and in expanding the College’s research activities through the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality output and strong research collaborations.

The Senior Research Fellow will provide direct management over the establishment and development of the data-related aspects of the Health Data and Clinical Trials team, both virtual and physical.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Fellow in Health Data & Clinical Trials is accountable for:

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through sustained impact at national/international levels, external research grants and contracts, high quality publications, and mentoring/supervising both student and staff researchers.
  • Overall responsibility for the successful planning, strategy, and execution of complex data-related projects and activities, in regards to cost, resources, training and performance management, problem-solving, change management, reprioritisation, schedule, quality, expectations, and objectives met in alignment with team objectives and ICH-GCP/21CFRpart11 guidelines.
  • Development and delivery of data-related activities and documentation, including survey/database builds and analyses (R, Python, RedCAP, SQL, STATA, SPSS etc), data definitions/standardisation across differing datasets, CRFs, datasets, collection, linkage, cleaning, deidentification, mapping, harmonisation, data forecasting/extrapolation/analysis/reports, advice and production of key performance metrics, grant and ethics applications, data management plans, study reports, presentations and publications.
  • Data and analysis-related advice to both internal and external stakeholders to enhance their understanding and use of data requirements, definitions, documentation and programming code, whether via education sessions, reports, newsletters, or other.
  • Contributing to research leadership by fostering research excellence and making a significant contribution, in a leadership capacity, to the management and administration of research in the University, and developing and maintaining, in a leadership capacity, productive strategic local, national and international relationships, collaborations and networks with all internal & external stakeholders.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in Medicine or other field relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrated evidence of an outstanding research track record (for career stage) in data, including evidence of sustained high quality research output consistent with the University’s vision and expectations,
  • Demonstrated track record of supervision and mentoring of early & mid-career academics and/or students.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience of managing and delivering large, concurrent research health data projects to deadline and quality, in a complex, diverse and dynamic environment, with adaptability and ability to drive change and innovation, and using independent judgement and initiative under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated high level strategic planning, negotiation, analysis and communication, including analysis and succinct summarisation of complex research data for effective communication and research collaboration.
  • Development and delivery of data-related activities and documentation, including survey/database builds and analyses (eg via R, Python, RedCAP, SQL, STATA, SPSS etc), data definitions/standardisations, CRFs, datasets, collection, linkage, cleaning, deidentification, mapping, harmonisation, data and project forecasting/extrapolation/analyses/reports/advice, production of key performance metrics, grant and ethics applications, study and data management plans, reports and presentations.

Prescribed Conditions of Employment Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

01 Dec 2021