Senior Research Fellow in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health

Adelaide, Australia
$129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
20 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Details

  • Fixed Term Until December 2026 | Full-Time
  • Academic Level C | $129,818 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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College of Medicine and Public Health         

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do. 

About the Role

The position will take a lead role in developing, managing and implementing research projects and in expanding the College’s research activities through the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations. Furthermore, the role will require you to successfully collaborate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and organisations in areas such as child protection, safe quality health services and social and emotional wellbeing.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or Public Health
  • Demonstrated evidence of an outstanding research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or Public Health or Indigenous research methodologies, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with corresponding authorship and attraction of competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated track record of supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective research collaborations within the university and wider community including with industry, government and other organisations.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to work as part of a collective, as well as ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally.
  • Experience with project and academic writing.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 
  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

15 Oct 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.