Research Fellow / Coordinator, OnTRACK Centre for Research Excellence

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super
26 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Part time (0.7FTE); Fixed-term until 31 December 2025
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medicine and Radiology – Royal Melbourne Hospital
Salary: Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Medicine and Radiology – Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Department of Medicine and Radiology is a large and diverse department in the Melbourne Medical School that undertakes research, postgraduate and undergraduate teaching within the University of Melbourne teaching hospitals. The Department of Medicine at The Royal Melbourne Hospital is the largest node of the Department, and includes staff and students working in the Melbourne Brain Centre at RMH.

About the Role

The Research Fellow position is a central role for this five-year, NHMRC-funded national project – the OnTRACK Centre for Research Excellence (CRE). The OnTRACK CRE focusses on the health and well-being of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families, carers and communities, with a particular emphasis on promoting brain health. You will work closely with the program’s chief investigators, co-researching agencies and service providers, key stakeholders and other program staff and students to implement the research program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of Victorian OnTRACK research staff and general oversight of research teams in other states (including NSW, Qld, WA) to ensure that all aspects of research are conducted in an ethical, valid, consistent and timely manner
  • Overseeing the design and development of research tools and methods for data collection, both quantitative and qualitative, such as audits, surveys, individual interviews and consultation forums, yarning or focus groups
  • Taking a lead author role in journal articles reporting on study findings or otherwise related to the OnTRACK CRE program
  • Budget monitoring, accountability and reporting, including risk identification and risk management

There are opportunities to directly engage in the research program where it aligns with your areas of interest, to build publications, profile, supervision and grant application expertise.

About You

You will possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise and work effectively with a range of people. You will demonstrate excellent written communication skills and the ability to prioritise workloads, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.

You will also have:

  • A PhD (or Masters) and relevant research experience  - ideally in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and/or dementia care/aged care.
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research and/or evaluation methods
  • Knowledge and understanding of the aged care system and/or primary care and community services contexts
  • Demonstrated skills in leading and motivating staff and/or tertiary students
  • Capacity to present effectively at conferences, forums and meetings

About the University

The University of Melbourne 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.

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, 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

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 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

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

This sector is covered by the Victorian Government Pandemic Orders and therefore the role requires anyone working on site to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid exemption)

The position is located within a Hospital setting and requires the employee to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless an exemption order applies). Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position Description: 0056560 Research Fellow (Research Focussed) OnTRACK CRE .docx

Applications close: 16 Aug 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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