Research Associate, Continuous Improvement in Care, Cancer

Perth, Australia
Nov 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 29, 2020
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the improvement of patients diagnosed with cancer by undertaking research in an innovative program that brings together consumers, clinicians, health services and researchers
  • Part time appointment on a fixed term 9 months contract
  • Position will be based at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch
  • Salary range: Level A $70,936 p.a. - $95,464 p.a. plus superannuation

UWA Medical School

Division of Surgery

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer (CIC Cancer) Project sits within the Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit research team based at Murdoch. This is a multi-institutional program of research that seeks to bring value-based healthcare (VBHC) to public and private healthcare settings in Western Australia (WA) – creating value through improving outcomes whilst containing costs.

About the opportunity

In this position, you will undertake research and education functions within a co-design strategy that involves consumers, clinicians, health services and researchers in an innovative program of research that places cancer patients first and provides opportunities for patients and their carers to receive the care that they need at the time that they need it.

You will directly improve the lives of those diagnosed with cancer by bringing together consumers, clinicians, health services and researchers to measure both clinical and patient-reported outcomes, identify gaps in patient care and trailing new ways to improve treatment.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in psychology, health sciences, nursing or related field with substantial health services relevant research experience including development and management of projects from inception to reporting final results
  • Teaching, supervision, and student research management skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, with the ability to work independently and effectively in a team
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications skills with an attention to detail with demonstrated ability to publish and present research work in internationally refereed publications
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and flexibility to work as part of a team and to supervise students

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Sunday, 29 November 2020

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.