Research Fellow, DELIVER Project

Melbourne, Australia
$104,619 - $123,739 (Pro-rata) + 17% Superannuation
31 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Flexible location
  • Part-time (0.5 FTE) and fixed term for 2 years
  • Level B $104,619 - $123,739 (Pro-rata) + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The DELIVER Research Fellow will initiate, conduct, and contribute to research in the areas of, health economics, health services research, and/or scaling and translation. The role will work within a multidisciplinary team alongside colleagues on the DELIVER (Delivering Enhanced healthcare at home through optimising Virtual tools for older people in Rural and regional Australia) research project.

The Research Fellow is expected to guide, advise on, and lead the implementation efforts for DELIVER, through working with a range of health services across Western Victoria. The Research Fellow will work with a range of partners and health services to provide health economics expertise on projects to improve healthcare for older adults.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking research in the fields of health economics, health services research and/or translation and scaling, as part of the DELIVER project
  • Assisting with capacity building in health economics across DELIVER partners
  • Remaining up to date with current literature and methods relevant to this research program
  • Developing research protocols and ethics applications
  • Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Working in health services to understand local context and priorities, to inform health economics and health services research efforts
  • Producing and maintaining data protocols and ensure the secure storage of data
  • Working collaboratively across the DELIVER partners to provide research expertise and guidance
  • Leading and contributing to publications
  • Delivering education and training to support capacity building for DELIVER

Key selection criteria for this role:

  • PhD complete or nearing completion, or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant discipline
  • A research track record in health economics
  • A demonstrated ability to plan, initiate and conduct high quality health research
  • Experience in partnership or collaboration with health services to successfully conduct research
  • A record of peer reviewed publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions, which give evidence of research ability
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection and analysis
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Relevant experience working in the health sector
  • Experience and knowledge in rural health and the issues affecting this sector *Desirable
  • Experience, knowledge or interest in older persons health and home-based care *Desirable
  • Evidence of leadership and collaborative partnerships, linkages or teams including local, national and international research partnerships *Desirable
  • Evidence of co-production of evidence-based practice initiatives, including with allied health, nursing and medical colleagues *Desirable
  • Experience in contributing to the supervision of undergraduate honours, clinicians researchers and/or research higher degree students *Desirable
  • Familiarity with implementation science frameworks *Desirable
  • Training in implementation science approaches *Desirable
  • Experience in project management/practice change in health services *Desirable

Applications for this position close on 22 February 2023

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Travel is required to Western Victoria and adjunct appointments in health services in this region may be established.
  • Drivers Licence 
  • Working with Children Check

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Suzanne Robinson, Chair and Head, Deakin Health Economics, via

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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