Post-Doctoral Fellow, Midwifery

Location
Perth, Australia
Salary
$105 832 to $125 043 (ALEV B)
Posted
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Ref
167/2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
  • JOONDALUP
  • $105 832 to $125 043 (ALEV B)
  • FIXED TERM (3 YEARS), FULL TIME (1.0FTE)  

Overview

The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers courses from Bachelor to Doctoral levels in a recognised ‘student-focused’ culture with state-of-the-art facilities combined with an enthusiastic staff and supportive administration. Our research focuses on four key areas: 1. Aged Care, 2. Safety and Quality in Healthcare, 3. Improving Outcome for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions, and 4. Childbearing, Children and Young People. 

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and motivated early career researcher to join the School of Nursing and Midwifery Childbearing, Children and Young People’s Research Group as its inaugural Post-Doctoral Fellow in Midwifery. 

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will lead a program of work, informed by implementation science and co-design principles, that seeks to develop, test and implement at least one evidence-based midwifery initiative aimed at positively impacting new parents’ childbirth satisfaction; they will also work with the ECU Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow in Midwifery on a range of other studies. The successful applicant’s own program of work will be conducted within a large maternity service in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia, and should include the development, piloting and refining, together with key stakeholders, of at least one midwifery initiative aimed at positively impacting new parents’ satisfaction with their birth experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Design, coordinate, and conduct research studies with guidance as required
  • Work collaboratively with a specific health service research partner and other key stakeholders, including maternity care consumers
  • Engage in the support of research students
  • Contribute to midwifery research capacity building initiatives
  • Publish and promote the results of research

You will demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence, and Courage.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $105 832 to $125 043 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to email Professor Sara Bayes at s.bayes@ecu.edu.au for more information or to organise a telephone conversation.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume, an overview of your proposed 3-year program of research, and a statement addressing the Capabilities detailed in the Selection Criteria. You may also wish to upload a cover letter outlining your interest in the position.

Closing Date:

Applications close on Sunday 2 July 2023 at 11:30 pm AWST.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE THE RELEVANT WORKING RIGHTS TO FILL THIS POSITION.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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