Senior Research Fellow in Rural Health

Albury-Wodonga/Bathurst/Dubbo/Orange/Wagga Wagga, Australia
Wednesday, 24 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 17 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Shape future research strategy by developing and leading rural health research projects
  • Collaborate with industry and community whilst working across diverse, multi sectoral teams
  • Seek opportunities to extend leadership capability

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2024), Full Time
  • Level C - $122,843 to $141,488 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, or Wagga Wagga

An exciting opportunity exists to undertake and engage in high quality, impactful research in the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and contribute to the development and implementation of future rural health strategic direction.

This position would ideally suit an experienced researcher with demonstrated experience in a range of health research approaches including quantitative and qualitative methods, co-design, implementation research, and health service translational research. The role will focus on addressing the research priorities of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Scheme including rural health education, rural health workforce development, innovative health service delivery models, health issues directly impacting rural people, and improving First Nations peoples health and wellbeing.

Candidates progressing to the next stage of the recruitment process will be contacted to attend an interview from 20 January 2022.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field
  • A record of research relevant to fields of public health, population health, social sciences, program evaluation, epidemiology, nursing, or allied health
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in using quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science and Health delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. Three Rivers UDRH aims to support the growth and development of the rural health workforce through supporting students in rural clinical and academic experiences and rural health research.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Melissa Nott | Principal Research Fellow | | Ph: 0425332714

Closing Date: 11 pm, 17 December 2021