Senior Principal/Principal Research Fellow, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Mount Isa, Australia
Sep 03, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 21, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Overview

This position based in North West Qld will contribute to the development of strategic research and research education relevant to rural, remote and Indigenous health, health services and workforce through development of a community of researchers, network collaboration and support of novice researchers, students and other health professionals undertaking research.

Organisational Charts

James Cook University

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine organisational Chart Link

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health Directorate Chart Link

Principal Accountabilities

The appointee will be required to support the development of an evidence base for the context of health workforce and services in outback Queensland;

  1. Lead, foster and support the development of remote, rural and Indigenous health, health services and workforce research
  2. Provide research support and continuing education to novice researchers and other health professionals across the region undertaking research.
  3. Primary and co-advisor of honours and post graduate students
  4. Undertake and contribute to strategic research relevant to health workforce and health in outback Queensland and the achievement of MICRRH’s KPIs and  goals;
  5. Collaborate with fellow remote and rural health research academics though the ARHEN and JCU research networks;
  6. Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
  7. Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
  8. Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.

Generic Accountabilities

There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.

  1. The Research fellow is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
  2. The Research fellow is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
  3. The Research fellow is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.

Special Conditions

  • It is a requirement of this position to sometimes work outside of normal working hours and to undertake travel within the MICRRH region.

Selection Criteria

Selection and appointments will be assessed against selection criteria.


  1. Postgraduate remote, public health or research qualification (PhD)
  2. Research experience relevant to opportunity;
  3. Early career research knowledge translation and publication track record;
  4. Experience supporting novice researchers and research students
  5. Ability to work effectively in a small dispersed team;
  6. Experience in health professional / tertiary teaching


  1. Demonstrated understanding of primary health care and public health, workforce and health services in a remote and Indigenous context such as outback Queensland
  2. Track record in grant writing