Research Associate, Mach Care of the Ageing

Melbourne, Australia
24 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Salary: $83,301 - $90,170 (UOM 6)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Part time - 9.5% super

The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) is an NHMRC-accredited joint venture between Victoria’s top healthcare providers, medical research institutes and the University of Melbourne.

The MACH’s responsibility is to facilitate collaboration between academia and healthcare to accelerate the translation of innovative research into clinical care and better patient outcomes. We do that by convening theme-driven committees made up of leading experts from across the MACH network, among other activities. The Care of the Ageing subcommittee is comprised of researchers and clinicians, and has a mandate to guide innovative, collaborative research programs in the fields of ageing research and aged care.

The Care of the Ageing subcommittee has recently received a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant to undertake an extensive mapping exercise to identify expertise and existing collaborations across the University of Melbourne and affiliated hospitals and medical research institutes. The increased visibility of activity across the network will result in improved opportunities for collaboration and preparation of high-quality grant proposals. Areas of public interest will be determined from the mapping and translated into freely available plain English articles written for consumers to access research outcomes and recommendations, and gain an understanding of research in ageing and aged care. Consumers will be involved as stakeholders throughout the development and implementation processes, together with researchers and clinicians.

An Associate with experience in multidisciplinary research, science communication and consumer engagement is required to work on this MRFF-funded project.

The Associate will be responsible for working across all MACH sites to scope and carry out the mapping activity, determine suitable representation of the data and disseminate findings at a network workshop. They will then develop a framework for translating the research into public facing articles, in partnership with consumer representatives, before writing the articles for publication on the MACH website.

The University of Melbourne acts as the administrative and infrastructural support for the MACH and thus you will be a University of Melbourne employee. University employees working for MACH are required at all times to continue to adhere to University policies, procedures, regulations and statutes, as well as to MACH policies and procedures, but the University’s policies and procedures shall prevail in the event of any inconsistency. For the period of participating in activities at MACH, you will be subject to the reasonable control and direction of MACH and the chair of the MACH Care of the Aging network. You consent to the University disclosing to MACH your personal employment information solely for the purposes of facilitating your secondment to MACH, and that such disclosure will not be a breach of any of your privacy rights.

This position reports to the MACH Office Care of the Ageing Project Lead and is located within the MACH partner Royal Melbourne Hospital. Supervision and direction will be provided by the MACH Care of the Ageing subcommittee chair, researchers and clinicians.

Position Description

Applications close: 13 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time