Research Fellow, Healthy Regions InterVEntion

Ballarat, Australia
$101,061 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation
30 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Health Innovation and Transformation Centre (HITC) – Mt Helen Campus
  • Full-time fixed-term appointment for three years
  • Flexible work arrangements will be considered
  • Academic Level B - $101,061 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Healthy Regions InterVEntion (THRIVE) is a program of research focusing on the prevention and management of chronic illnesses. The Research Fellow will take a leadership role in the THRIVE program and related research projects.

You will:

  • take a lead role in the psychosocial aspects of the THRIVE program and related projects;
  • support the THRIVE leadership team in the conduct and reporting of research across the THRIVE program and related projects;
  • lead the coordination and recruitment of participants (and other stakeholders) for intervention studies, surveys, focus groups and interviews; and
  • undertake supervision/mentorship of honours students, research higher degree students and visiting industry Senior Research Fellows.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment. This includes:

  • Number one in Victoria for Social Equity
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Student Support (undergraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Skills Development (postgraduate)
  • Number one in Victoria for Full Time Employment (undergraduate)

About you

The Research Fellow will work with the THRIVE Project Leadership team and will liaise with stakeholders and research partners on the project and other members of the University.

You will possess:

  • a doctorate qualification with at least three years postdoctoral experience;
  • research experience shown through peer reviewed publications and presentations in the  fields of chronic disease, mental health, ageing, digital health, behaviour change; and
  • ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, collaborate effectively and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

How to apply

Please apply by Sunday 16 April 2023.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and key selection criteria .

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A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our Health Sports and Aquatics Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more

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