Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences

Sydney, Australia
Base salary between $113,184 + 17 superannuation (with the possibility of extension)
06 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Conduct and support research embedded in clinical care; research with direct impact
  • Work with clinicians and health service management to design and conduct research solving real-world problems and develop your skills in consultation, negotiation and collaboration
  • A chance to develop your research career with opportunities to lead submissions for fellowship and grant funding
  • Full-time fixed term position for 2 years from commencement (with part-time 0.8FTE negotiable), with a base salary between $113,184 + 17 superannuation (with the possibility of extension)

About the opportunity

The School of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences school in Australia consisting of seven disciplines. The School provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The School enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths. The School has approximately 200 academic staff, 100 professional staff and 4,500 students.

We are seeking a Research Fellow (0088798) to work on projects embedded in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (LHD). The focus of research will be on co-designed projects that solve pressing problems and directly impact service delivery in Nepean Blue Mountains LHD. You will add relevant clinicians and service managers in the LHD to your network of collaborators in working on projects in your area of content expertise.

Topic areas will be varied but linked by the fact that they are addressing issues of direct relevance to health services and will inform practice. You will bring your understanding of research methods and operations, your communication and collaboration skills and problem-solving abilities to conduct research with health impact. Examples might include understanding and designing solutions to wait times in emergency departments, or designing evaluation of integrated models of care.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • design and conduct research projects from conception to dissemination (consultation, protocol development, ethics, data collection, analysis, and reporting)
  • assist in research capacity building activities among clinicians in the LHD
  • undertake and lead original research within discipline or area of expertise
  • develop research collaborations which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialisation, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry
  • assist with and lead grant applications and supervision of PhD students.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • a PhD in a health or health services
  • excellent personal relationship and consultation skills, and can communicate to stakeholders with diverse backgrounds
  • expertise and experience in undertaking clinical or health services research, particularly in hospital/state health settings
  • demonstrated understanding of research methods
  • a track record of impactful research and publications in your field
  • a strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams, industry or professional institutions, with various health partners and stakeholders.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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