Senior Research Officer, Rehabilitation and Aged Care

Adelaide, Australia
$90,063 - $99,696 p.a.
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term until March 2024 | Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Salary Range:
$90,063 - $99,696 p.a.

Reporting To:
Research Fellow
College of Medicine and Public Health

Under broad direction, the Senior Research Officer will have primary responsibility for managing and successfully delivering MRFF funded research projects designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of models of acute care for older people and reduce pressure on emergency departments. The Senior Research Officer will work closely with the Chief Investigators and programs coordinator and be responsible for the research initiation processes and overseeing day-to-day project delivery team activities

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Officer accountable for:

  • Successfully executing full project lifecycle of MRFF funded research projects on time, at a high quality and ensuring project milestones and objectives are met.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day supervision of team members and activities; Specifically:

​         ·  Quality control

         ·  Legislative and regulatory compliance

         ·  Ethical and governance requirements

         ·  Risk management

         ·  Human Resource forecasting and

         ·  Recruitment

  • Coordinating and overseeing the research activities of different research teams contributing components of the research.
  • Monitoring milestones and ensuring that project reporting requirements are met and preparing well-developed to high-level project reports and other outputs in conjunction with the Chief Investigators
  • Working with the programs coordinator and Chief Investigator on financial expenditure tracking and forecasting
  • Managing stakeholder and consumer engagement and developing and maintaining  positive working relationships and effective communication channels (written and verbal) with all collaborators and stakeholders
  • Development and processing of research project documentation, including participant information sheets and consent forms, ethics and governance applications
  • Escalating issues to the project steering committee, research lead/s and/or lead study investigator/s as appropriate
  • Proactively monitoring and evaluating project progress and adapting strategies to enable effective and efficient research conduct and regularly report research project status and information to research lead/s and other relevant stakeholders
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the role level as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • A degree in a health care related field, or an equivalent combination of extensive experience and/or training in research project delivery-focussed role/s.
  • Highly developed working knowledge of project management and daily operations of health care related research.
  • Demonstrated experience in creation of trials documentation such consent forms, ethics documentation and project reports.
  • Demonstrated experience in health care research management and ability to successfully manage and deliver all phases of research projects from commencement to close-out.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and consumer engagement with the ability to build and maintain positive and effective research team and stakeholder relationships.
  • Demonstrated high-level organisation skills and ability to forward plan research program resources, problem-solve, manage delivery schedules, and achieve outcomes.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with executive/senior management, staff, research participants, consumers and other stakeholders across diverse organisations throughout project lifecycles.
  • Proven ability to work under broad supervision, set priorities and meet competing deadlines across multiple projects and/or research components.
  • General to broad knowledge of contemporary issues in health care, patient care and delivery of health services, particularly with regard to older people.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

10 Jul 2022