Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Implementation Science

Camperdown, Australia
$100,717 + 17% superannuation
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed-term contract for 1 year with possible extension
  • Be a part of a NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme-funded implementation research program for scaling up genetic medicine
  • Base Salary from $100,717 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health science research and education. We collaborate with external partners and engage with real-world problems to anticipate the health issues of tomorrow while overcoming the challenges of today. Our high-impact research is acknowledged and translated into practice and policy nationally and internationally. Our multidisciplinary research themes and centres reflect the strength, diversity and depth of our research. We engage in key issues, such as healthcare reform and strive to achieve the best possible health and well-being outcomes for the whole community.

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is seeking to employ an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a strong and growing track record to lead an exciting implementation science research project in partnership with NSW Health Pathology and Sydney Local Health District. The incumbent will work on a NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme-funded study to co-develop, implement and evaluate a primary-tertiary shared care model for scaling up genetic medicine. The focus will be specifically on improving phenotypic detection, genetic testing, and family cascade screening of familial hypercholesterolemia in the community.

The successful applicant will work with a team led by A/Prof David Sullivan and Dr Mitchell Sarkies and will be located on the Camperdown campus. Please see the link below for more information on the project:

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Conduct qualitative interviews and focus groups to develop implementation models that draw on the expertise of stakeholders with clinical, policy, economic, and lived experience perspectives
  • contribute to quantitative research and evaluation to assess the implementation of a shared care model for the detection and management of familial hypercholesterolemia using a quasi-experimental study design
  • facilitate and contribute to strengthening the capability of project partners to use implementation science research and evaluation methods
  • lead and contribute to academic publications in high quality journals, national and international conference presentations and other dissemination activities
  • lead and contribute to applications for competitive research grant funding to deliver research impact
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture in which diversity of thought, contribution, collaboration, excellence, and achieving outcomes are valued and enabled.
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities relevant to the role's key accountabilities as approved by the Manager and commensurate to the role's classification level.

About you

  • A PhD in a relevant health-related field, such as clinical (medicine, nursing, allied health), health services, public health, human factors, implementation science, or psychology
  • excellent communication skills with an ability to lead projects involving a range of healthcare stakeholders, including clinicians, policy makers, hospital executives, and patients
  • strong experience designing, conducting, analysing and publishing qualitative (highly regarded)
  • track record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals and conference presentations
  • demonstrated experience contributing to the academic life and administrative tasks of the broader workplace, with a track record of effective teamwork.

Desirable but not essential

  • Experience with NVivo and statistical software packages (SPSS, SAS, RStudio)
  • understanding of implementation science and/or genetic medicine in the Australian healthcare system
  • quantitative quasi-experimental research experience
  • demonstrated experience undertaking systematic reviews.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

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

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.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Wednesday 07 December 2022 11:59 PM

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