Research Fellow, Eastern Health

Melbourne, Australia
AC_B - $100,837 - $119,266 + 17% Superannuation
23 May 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based at Eastern Health
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE) and fixed term until December 2024
  • AC_B - $100,837 - $119,266 + 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 Research Fellow will provide 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 Research Fellow will work closely with the Chair in Nursing, Eastern Health to support colleagues, students, and clinician researchers. They will work with researchers, managers, clinicians, patients and carers from Eastern Health and academic and professional staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery. The Research Fellow may need to undertake limited undergraduate or postgraduate teaching and administrative responsibilities in their area of expertise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Initiate, designs and conducts and may lead productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Engage in and increasingly develops and/or leads academic or other collaborations that enable novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Lead growing and/or widely communicate outputs of increasingly productive, high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs
  • Support and may lead in applications for external competitive and other funding, and demonstrates sustained efforts
  • Build or demonstrate a growing track record of timely delivery of outcomes for industry partners, may demonstrate a growing national recognition
  • Supervise or recruit honours and/or HDR students with timely completions and productive, high quality outcomes
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Apply leading industry, clinical and/or research practice into student learning experiences and resources
  • 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 other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Registration with a National Board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Clinical experience in acute, subacute or community care settings
  • Emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or exhibitions
  • Demonstrated skills in the preparation and submission of Human Research Ethics Committee applications and reports
  • Research experience in patient safety and a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and conduct high quality research in clinical environments
  • Demonstrated ability to implement practice change by the initiation, utilisation, and review of research evidence
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry, and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline
  • Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including record keeping, ability to work complex environments in a multi-disciplinary team 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.

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