Senior Principal Research Fellow, Research Leader

Orange/Wagga Wagga, Australia
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Leadership opportunity in the growing innovative area of rural health
  • Drive the UDRHs research and training strategies
  • Work to establish a Department that conducts high quality and significant research into rural health

The Role

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (December 2021)
  • Level E - $185,552 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Orange, Wagga Wagga

The Senior Principal Research Fellow will be a research leader driving the development and implementation of the Three Rivers UDRH research plan. They will provide strategic and academic leadership and build capacity for rural health research among the staff and academic and clinical partners of the UDRH. They will develop collaborative networks with researchers and communities in the footprint of the Three Rivers UDRH to conduct, facilitate, disseminate and translate research.

Secondment arrangements within Charles Sturt will be considered for the right applicant with approval from the relevant line manager.

To be successful you will have:

  • Lead the research of Three Rivers UDRH to maintain and progress an evidence base and rural health agenda for the health of people and communities who live in rural and remote areas.
  • Advance the contribution of health professionals from across nursing and midwifery, allied health and dentistry professions, to promote better health outcomes and promote high quality research training ensuring excellence in policy and practice.
  • Provide leadership in areas of health expertise relating to rural and remote areas, and develop high quality and effective research partnerships with key stakeholders in industry and the community.
  • Develop and execute a personal research plan which aligns with the Three Rivers Research Plan and Charles Sturt research narrative and achieves objectives including securing external funding and maintaining up-to-date research records

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a Commonwealth Department of Health initiative embedded within Charles Sturt University; with the aim of enhancing the recruitment and retention of rural health professionals. Three Rivers is an alliance that brings together the unique geographical knowledge and expertise of CSU and its partners.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

Charles Sturt offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Chris Howard | Director, Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health | | Ph: 0488 281 523

Closing Date: 11 pm, 05 November 2020