Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medicine
Location: Located at Austin Health, Heidelberg in the Dept of Medicine
Role type: Part time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term for 4 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medicine /Melbourne Medical School
Salary: Level B - $107,547 - $127,707 (pro-rata) or Level C – $131,739 – $151,900 ( pro-rata) p.a. plus 17% Super and Clinical Loading - $19,034 (pro-rata)
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
About the Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine is a large and diverse department that undertakes clinical and biomedical research, translation of research outcomes and postgraduate and undergraduate teaching within University of Melbourne teaching hospitals.
The Department is located across the following sites:
- Austin Health (based at the Austin and Repatriation hospitals, Heidelberg)
- Northern Health (based at the Northern Hospital, Epping)
- Royal Melbourne Hospital (Parkville)
- St Vincent’s Hospital (Fitzroy)
- Western Health (based at Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals, St Albans and Footscray)
The Department has strong research programs in neurosciences, cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, musculoskeletal disorders, ageing, infection and immunity, international health, critical care including anaesthesia, emergency medicine and intensive care, cancer, clinical and community-based epidemiology and clinical trials for new therapies and devices. With a large proportion of our academic staff holding appointments at one or more of these health services, the Department effectively translates its cutting-edge and innovative research to clinical outcomes leading to world-leading clinical care and community impact.
About the Role
The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow represents an excellent opportunity for a high calibre academic clinician-researcher to rapidly accelerate their clinical research career. The incumbent, with appropriate mentorship, will assume a leadership role in the discipline of diabetes (and its complications) / obesity / endocrinology / nephrology. As a part-time role this provides the incumbent with inbuilt flexibility to pursue other clinical or outside activities.
This role provides an excellent career platform for an active clinician-researcher to make innovative and distinctive contributions to research and research training and engagement appropriate to the level of appointment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic contributions to all facets of research, postgraduate supervision and research program management. Teaching and examination of medical (MD) students undertaking clinical research, PhD and Doctor of Medical Science students is a requirement of this position and you will be involved in activities such as course design and development, lecturing and examination.
It is expected that you will contribute to the clinical, collegial and intellectual life of the Centre for Research and Education in Diabetes and Obesity (CREDO) located at Austin Health and The Australian Centre for Accelerated Diabetes Innovations (ACADI). ACADI is a new Targeted Translation Research Accelerator focused on delivering novel interventions in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. ACADI was established through MRFF funding from the Australian Government’s Targeted Translation Research Accelerator program, delivered by MTPConnect.
Located at Austin Health, Heidelberg, in the Department of Medicine, you will report directly to the Director of the ACADI. The appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience, research and publication record.
In a typical week at work, you may:
- undertake original research in diabetes (and its complications) / obesity / endocrinology / nephrology and participate in teaching and supervision at a level commensurate with the appointment
- provide leadership and supervision of CREDO and ACADI clinical trial activity, including supervision of clinical trials coordinators and supervision of nursing and medical staff
- contribute to the delivery of innovative educational programs
- pursue, as lead or co-investigator, external research grants from NHMRC, MRFF, ARC, JDRF, DARP, NHF, Kidney Health and/or commercial sources, and publish research outcomes in high-impact, international, peer reviewed journals
You are a keen problem-solver with excellent oral and written communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary research teams. You have an ability to attract, effectively supervise and inspire research higher degree candidates and education medical students.
Ideally, you will further have:
- A medical qualification recognisable in Australia
- Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- A research higher degree such as PhD or DMedSci, in a field relevant to the appointment
- A track record of attracting research funding appropriate to level of application
- A contribution to research at the national level, in a field relevant to the appointment including publication in peer-reviewed journals appropriate to level of application
- Demonstrated ability to provide academic leadership in both research and teaching (For Level C)
- Demonstrated excellence of judgement and capacity for initiative
- Experience in medical education, curriculum design and delivery, preferably in the clinical field
- Demonstrated organisational skills and management of administrative tasks, including committee participation
- A commitment to research at CREDO and ACADI and a commitment to furthering the role of the University within CREDO and ACADI
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
- Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
- Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
- Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
- Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, please visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.
*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at email@example.com.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Applications close: 22 Jun 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time