Emergency Research Fellow

$118,390 + 17% superannuation
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2023
Job Type
Academic Posts
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

  • Full time fixed term 2 year Research Fellow role at Camperdown

  • Contribute to research projects HIRAID and EPIC-START focusing on improving patient care and efficiency in emergency departments

  • Base Salary $ 118,390 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (Sydney Nursing School) is the school of choice to nurture global citizens in health and wellbeing. We are currently ranked #1 in Australia and #12 globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. At the School we seamlessly integrate teaching, research, and scholarship with practice and policy development, while fostering engagement with all health professions. Our experienced staff, many of whom work in frontline healthcare services, make a real difference to the healthcare landscape in Australia and internationally.

We have an excellent opportunity available for a Research Fellow-Emergency to support Professor Kate Curtis and her research team to lead, facilitate and evaluate the outcomes of high-quality clinical research at the Sydney Nursing School (SNS). These duties will primarily be conducted as part of two large nationally funded translation research partnership grant studies HIRAIDRegistered Trademark and EPIC-START.

You will join a team that is addressing some of the most pressing emergency care challenges.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to high-quality, research-based knowledge generation within emergency care by:

    • conducting research and project activity within discipline or area of expertise, including quantitative, qualitative data analysis and use of implementation science principles

    • undertaking project management for Professor Curtis' research programs including project planning, tracking, implementing and financial management and reporting

  • collaborate in the design of research programs and associated projects in the work area working with colleagues to resolve a range of non-routine or complex data issues that might arise during daily activities associated with the research project

  • develop suitable research protocols in collaboration with investigators and ensure that appropriate documentation is prepared

  • provide guidance and/or advice on regulations, policies and procedures for research activities undertaken

  • undertake administrative tasks primarily related to the research activities at the University

  • where appropriate, engage in translational research with a view to establishing strong, impactful relationship with outputs such as research and development, commercialisation, improved practices and policy development

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in nursing, psychology, pharmacy or public health

  • hold a higher degree by research qualification - PhD - or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research

  • experience in leading, developing and managing research projects including expertise in multi-centre study management, experimental design, grant applications, ethics submissions, data collection, data management, analysis and reporting.

  • demonstrated understanding of emergency or acute health care

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated level of tact, negotiation and discretion in dealing with day-to-day operational matters.

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.

  • demonstrated strong data analysis and data interpretation / dissemination skills

  • strong problem-solving and judgement skills and ability to prioritise workload, sometimes under pressure with competing priorities and limited supervision.

  • research publication record including in conducting scientific literary searches and 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 reasons for 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.

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.

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