Research Associate/Fellow, CRE-STRIDE

Lismore, Australia
Jun 11, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 01, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Work as a Research Associate / Fellow on a new project for the Centre of Research Excellence in Strengthening Systems for Indigenous Health Care Equity (CRE-STRIDE)
  • Located at the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) in Lismore
  • Part-time (0.6), three years fixed-term position,with abase salary of $74,962 – $106,343pro rata p.a.,plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The vision for CRE-STRIDE is equitable health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through quality improvement (QI) and collaborative implementation research to strengthen primary health care (PHC) systems

Reporting into Veronica Matthews, this role will work with the CRE-STRIDE research team and key collaborators to progress our vision and work program. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of CRE-STRIDE which will involve administrative and project management, financial management, implementation of policy and procedures, internal and external communication, recruitment, and program reporting both internally and to relevant funding agencies including the NHMRC. We are seeking someone with experience and knowledge of the primary health care system along with research experience or a desire to strengthen research skills in these areas. The role will support the development of new grant ideas; and publication of research and conference presentations.

The Research Associate/Fellow (Identified) will develop and monitor operational plans for research project(s), resolve complex matters as they arise, seek advice where required and exercise well-informed independent judgement to achieve their work goals. This role will manage staff and will have Human Research responsibilities (such as probation, leave approvals, resourcing, etc.)

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Associate/Fellow (Identified) who has:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in public health/health services or relevant experience in health services research or management (Level B (post-graduate degree or extensive relevant experience), Level A (undergraduate degree or relevant experience))
  • a broad understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the primary health care system
  • experience contributing to research projects or research activity (Level A), with an emerging research profile evidenced by original research (Level B)
  • extensive experience working in collaborative environments with a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, clinicians, and policy makers

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

About us

The position will be based at the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) in Lismore, NSW. The UCRH conducts a vibrant research program focusing on the health care needs of rural populations around Australia while building research leadership and research capacity within the Northern Rivers region. The work of UCRH researchers has gained a national and international reputation, with funding support received on a regular basis from the NHMRC and a range of other Government agencies and support bodies

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 393/2020F-1 to apply.

Closing date 11:30pm, Wednesday 1 July 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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