Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery

Melbourne, Australia
AC_C - $122,950 $141,381 + 17% Superannuation
23 May 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based at Eastern Health
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE) and fixed term until December 2024
  • AC_C - $122,950 $141,381 + 17% Superannuation

Eastern Health is one of Victoria’s largest metropolitan health services and provides a range of emergency, surgical, medical, and general healthcare services.

The Senior Research Fellow will provide research leadership to support to the Chair in Nursing, Eastern Health to meet the research objectives of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research Eastern Health Partnership (QPS-EH).

The Senior Research Fellow will provide academic and professional leadership to clinical and academic staff and students of Eastern Health and Deakin University to improve patient outcomes and higher professional recognition for Eastern Health, Deakin University, and the discipline of nursing.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Chair in Nursing, Eastern Health to provide supervision and support to Research Fellows, Research Assistants, students, and clinician researchers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead growing, increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage in and increasingly develops and leads academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Widely communicates outputs to discipline(s), other sectors and the community, including nationally and increasingly internationally
  • Make significant contribution to seeking funding for research and creative activities
  • Recruit and supervise HDR students with timely completions and production, high quality outcomes
  • Provide effective mentoring to HDR students and ECRs to support professional and career development and employability
  • Develop and implements initiatives that ensure widespread adoption of culture of research excellence, innovation, and impact
  • Contribute to the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s and Eastern Health’s teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates, and inspires learners

To be successful you will have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline and/or advanced qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline area
  • Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Clinical experience in acute, subacute or community care settings
  • Nationally recognised research reputation underpinned by publications in quality journals, and exhibitions where relevant to the discipline
  • Success in obtaining and timely completion of external research grants
  • Research experience in patient safety and a demonstrated ability to lead high quality research and research teams in clinical environments
  • Demonstrated ability to lead practice and policy change by the initiation, utilisation, and review of research evidence
  • Demonstrated leadership in project management, including ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams working complex environments with limited supervision

Applications for this position close on the 10th of June, 2022


  • Travel between Eastern Health sites, between Deakin University campuses, and between Eastern Health and Deakin University will be required
  • Drivers Licence 
  • Working with Children Check

Offers of employment from Deakin University are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Julie Considine, Chair in Nursing Eastern Health at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.