Implementation Science Research Fellow

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 to $139,173 p.a. plus 17% super
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until September 2025
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Salary: $110,236 to $139,173 p.a. 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 School of Health Sciences

The Melbourne School of Heath Sciences (MSHS) is a School within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. It is an inter-professional learning organisation at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and engagement that contributes to local, national and global efforts to improve health and wellbeing. The MSHS values and ensures strong relationships with the health professions, workforce agencies, the community, governments, accreditation and regulating authorities, and industry partners. It values a strong discipline focus and professional identity while fostering inter- professional collaborations and synergies in teaching, clinical education and research.

About the Role

In the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, in Parkville, implementation science research is led by Professor Francis, who works to strengthen implementation research across the School and Faculty. This MRFF-funded project is led by A/Prof Yasmin Jayasinghe in the Melbourne Medical School in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences and the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health, together with the ANZCO Clinical Trials Network.

The project aims to develop clinician-led digital tools to improve diagnosis and treatment in paediatric adolescent and young adult oncofertility patients and deliver them to nine centres throughout Australia.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assessing organisational readiness for change in relation to a complex and innovative intervention;
  • Designing and conducting interview and questionnaire studies to assess barriers to uptake, using previously published methods;
  • Identifying implementation techniques to address the barriers, and managing a user co-design process to operationalise the techniques in the nine centres.

About You

You will be a natural collaborator with the ability to establish and maintain working relationships nationally and internationally across a broad hierarchy of clinical and research professionals. You will have high-level organisational skills, as well as an emerging record of publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of strong research potential.

You will also have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Behavioural Science or health-related discipline, with post-graduate applied health sciences or health services research expertise
  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrated ability to theorise interventions, e.g., to identify likely causal mechanisms of behaviour change
  • Sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practice requirements and adherence to the ICH-GCP and WHO guidelines for the conduct of scientific research.

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.

Join Us!

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

We are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this role. You must have current valid working rights in Australia.

Position Description: PD_Implementation Science Research Fellow.pdf

Applications close: 26th OCTOBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Interviews: Interviews will take place the week of 7th NOVEMBER 2022

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