Research Fellow

Darwin, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Details

  • Fixed Term 2 Year Contract | Part-Time at 0.8FTE
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Larrakia – Darwin
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About Poche SA+NT

Poche SA+NT operates in the Northern Territory and South Australia region, with nodes located in Tarntanya (Adelaide), Mparntwe (Alice Springs), and Garramilla (Darwin). Our primary focus is to facilitate community-led, innovative developments that strengthen the holistic health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

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, and employment, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

About the Role

The Research Fellow will undertake research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Genomics Data Governance under the broad direction of the Director, The Poche Centre SA + NT. In working with the Director and research team, the position will contribute to project design and implementation, the analysis of data and the preparation of manuscripts for publication. The successful individual will actively report on new and current research related to the research program, through generation of high-quality publications and conference presentations. In addition, the position will contribute to the preparation of applications for externally funded research funding.

You will drive the development of policies and protocols for managing large volumes of genomics and related health and personal data within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander contexts. As a Research Fellow, you will liaise with research stakeholders, undertake literature reviews, participate research programs, and develop scholarship that will develop the stewardship, governance and management of data to enable healthcare genomics. The role will be supported by a wide array of expertise and mentoring and be able to contribute to the cutting-edge technological developments for genomics research and its use in healthcare.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD in Epidemiology, Data Science, Genomics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population Health or other relevant fields
  • Demonstrated research experience in terms of publications in high quality publications, attraction of external competitive grants and presentations at a national and/or international level in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and/or Data Science and/or Genomics
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Ability to develop and lead projects end-to-end to set and meet milestones.
  • Experience undertaking collaborative research and establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and industry.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in an academic environment, with a high level of attention to detail for effective communications of technical and non-technical concepts.

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
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave (NT).

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).
  • Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid 'Working with Children Clearance' (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

How to Apply and Information

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


National Police Certificate - Australian Federal Police, Ochre Card - Government of the Northern Territory

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

08 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.