Principal Research Fellow of Qualitative/Mixed Methods Research in Clinical Trials

Location
Brisbane, Australia
Salary
The total FTE package will be in the range $175,220 – $193,040 per annum.
Posted
09 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2022
Ref
R-17123
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • UQ’s Health Research Accelerator (HERA) Program
  • Academic level D
  • Applications close 1 December 2022 at 11:00 pm AEST (R-17123)

UQ’s Health Research Accelerator Initiative

Addressing the world’s most pressing health and medical research challenges requires a transformative approach that nurtures different perspectives, expertise and embraces diversity to achieve more than what can be accomplished in a traditional research model. That is what UQ’s Health Research Accelerator, or HERA, will achieve.

Through HERA, we will bring together researchers, partners and end-users who share a common goal, ethos and passion to create novel solutions by leveraging combined capabilities, backgrounds and perspectives.

University of Queensland cLinical TRials cApability (ULTRA) Program

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are an important component of the Australian healthcare system as they provide the gold standard, most robust evidence about the comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions. Evidence from RCTs transforms healthcare, shapes decisions about healthcare expenditure, and most importantly, when translated, improves the health of the population.

The ULTRA Program aims to create Australia’s most successful interdisciplinary team in innovative RCT design, conduct and analyses to attract RCT funding, collaborate to deliver RCTs rapidly and ensure results can be translated for patient benefit.

About This Opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Research Fellow of Qualitative/Mixed Methods Research in  Clinical Trials to provide methodological leadership to the new University of Queensland cLinical TRials cApability (ULTRA) Program. This new role would ideally suit a dynamic leader in the field of social science related to medicine/health sciences, and qualitative health research, with experience in embedding these methodologies in RCTs. RCTs are the most effective and efficient study design for evaluating effects of healthcare treatments and services but come with challenges of feasibility, equipoise, informed participation, recruitment and retention of participants, as well as understanding context to inform generalisability and support translation. Integrating qualitative research before, during and after RCTs helps address these challenges.

For further information, please click here to view the full appointment booklet, which includes information about HERA, about the research program, and about life at UQ.

What We Can Offer

The full-time equivalent base salary for an Academic Level D will be in the range $149,761 - $164,991 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $175,220 – $193,040 per annum.

In addition, a research support package of $200,000 per year for the first 3 years will be made available. Should you bring funding with you from an existing grant, additional start-up funds may be available.

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, a commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

Relocating from interstate or overseas? We’ll support you with the visa sponsorship process and a relocation support package.

Questions?

To discuss this role in more detail, please contact Professor Nadine Foster.

For application queries, please contact Paige Willemse (Talent Acquisition Manager) via recruitment@uq.edu.au, stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section, found within the Appointment Booklet above

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

Other Information

UQ values equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to reflect the broader community by attracting and retaining high-quality staff from a range of backgrounds. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from people who bring diversity to our School – whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.  Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement