Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location
Perth, Australia
Posted
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Ref
163/2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
  • JOONDALUP CAMPUS
  • $99,043 to $117,312 PA (LEVEL B)
  • FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME 

Overview

Edith Cowan University is the second largest university in Perth, Western Australia. The University has a growing international reputation for academic and research excellence, particularly in the field of Nursing and Midwifery research. The Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research, led by Professor Lisa Whitehead, has good links with industry partners, modern and spacious facilities and a strong research outcome focus. 

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated researcher to work in the areas of Care of older adults approaching the end of life and, in particular, understanding the transition from recovery-focused care to end-of-life care. The aim of the program of research is to generate evidenced based knowledge in the areas of:

  1.  Person-centred care of older people at home, in hospital, or in residential aged care and the transitions between settings;
  2. Innovative interventions that support elders and carers to manage risks while promoting independence, choice and quality of life. It will also involve working closely with the aged care sector to develop pragmatic approaches to complex issues and facilitate and sustain application to practice. Study designs will include both quantitative and qualitative methods, incorporating bio-psycho-social measures and grounded approaches, with co-design principles. Sound clinical skills and statistical knowledge are desired attributes, as is previous experience in aged care.

In close collaboration with the team, the position will have responsibility for:

  • Preparing research grant applications
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Contributing to research presentations and publications.  
  • Preparing ethics applications
  • Collecting and analysing data

The role will provide great opportunity to participate in research under the mentorship of experienced researchers, and develop skills, knowledge and experience in both clinical and the university setting.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This 3 year fixed term, full-time position attracts remuneration of $99,043 to $117,312 pa (Level B) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to email Professor Lisa Whitehead l.whitehead@ecu.edu.au for more information.

How to Apply

Please attach a statement addressing the criteria above, and your current CV to your online application.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 11:30 pm AWST. 

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.