Professor in Innovative Clinical Trials

Brisbane, Australia
$192,913 per annum, plus superannuation entitlements of 17% and a market loading of 20%.
18 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • UQ’s Health Research Accelerator (HERA) Program
  • Academic level E
  • Applications close 22 February 2023 at 11:00 pm AEST (R-17119)

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 Professor (known locally as Professorial Research Fellow) of Innovative Clinical Trials, to provide methodological leadership and statistical expertise to the newly established ULTRA Program. This is an exceptional opportunity to build, develop and lead a world-class team of methodological experts in innovation in clinical trials.

As the most senior role in the ULTRA team, The Professorial Research Fellow of Innovative Clinical Trials will engage in research that sustains their reputation for outstanding research and international leadership in the design and analysis of innovative clinical trials. At this level the incumbent will make outstanding contributions in service and engagement roles and activities.

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 

This position offers a base salary of ~$192,913 per annum, plus superannuation entitlements of 17% and a market loading of 20%. In addition, a research support package of $400,000 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.

Whilst this is a fixed-term position for 5 years, an underlying continuing role might be possible for an exceptional candidate.

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.  


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

For application queries, please contact Paige Willemse (Talent Acquisition Manager) via, 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

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