Research Associate / Project Officer, CRE-STRIDE

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary starting at $79,784 + 17% superannuation
26 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time / fixed term until 2024
  • Opportunity to work closely with an Aboriginal-led research team and key collaborators to progress a key vision and work program for the University Centre for Rural Health (STRIDE)
  • Base Salary starting at $79,784 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Centre for Research Excellence in Strengthening systems for Indigenous health care Equity (CRE-STRIDE) involves leading researchers from across Australia with expertise in health systems and quality improvement research, participatory action research, Indigenous methodologies, epidemiology, public health, health and social policy. The team has outstanding national and international reputations and reflects our commitment to upholding Indigenous leadership (50% of our Investigators identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander); building research capacity (40% of Chief Investigators are exemplary emerging researchers); and improving gender equity in research (90% of Chief Investigators are women).

CRE-STRIDE's vision is equitable health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through quality improvement and collaborative implementation research, we are aiming to strengthen primary health care and its interconnections to broader systems that impact on health and wellbeing. CRE-STRIDE is currently seeking to employ a part time Level A Research Focused Academic to develop their expertise in conducting research to further CRE-STRIDE's agenda, working under the supervision of senior academic staff and as part of a research team. In addition, the position will perform day to day tasks associated with the provision of project administration to CRE-STRIDE.

CRE- STRIDE is located in Lismore however this role is open to working remotely in other locations. This is a great opportunity to work closely with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - led research team and key collaborators to progress a key vision and working program for the University.

This position is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Conduct research or scholarly activity (either independently or as part of a team) within discipline or area of expertise
  • develop and refine research skills and independent research under the supervision of more senior academic staff within the School/ Faculty (with an increasing degree of autonomy)
  • undertake administration support to CRE-STRIDE collaboration and other administration primarily related to their activities at the University
  • contributes to the strategic direction of the Faculty/School/Portfolio as articulated through the Faculty/School/Portfolio's Strategic Plan/s or equivalent.

About you

  • A developing knowledge and understanding of the key issues in the higher education sector
  • demonstrated understanding of the subject-matter within the discipline
  • experience in conducting original research and/or engaging in scholarly activity
  • knowledge of Indigenous health care systems.

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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.

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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Tuesday 09 August 2022 11:59 PM

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