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Senior Research Fellow

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $149,331 p.a.
Closing date
3 Mar 2024
  • Full-Time | Fixed Term (3 years)
  • Academic Level  B or C | $106,403 - $149,331 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Caring Futures Institute

The Caring Futures Institute (CFI) is Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self-care and caring solutions leading to better lives, better communities, better care, and better systems across the population’s lifespan. At the Caring Futures Institute, we are imagining a future where the highest standard of health and care is available for all who need it.

About the Role

This position is a Joint Appointment with the Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN).  In consultation with the Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and the APHN, and working with staff from a range of disciplines, this is your opportunity to play a vital role in in achieving our strategic goals for research, to develop and expand both the research program and reputation of both organisations at both the national and international levels.

The Senior Research Fellow will also be expected to make an independent high-quality contribution to research as a key member of the Caring Futures Institute and APHN teams.

About You

We are looking for an experienced research academic who will make high quality contributions to the project. You will be organised, focused and display exemplary time management as you successfully deliver project milestones and KPI’s.

At Level B, you will have completed a PhD in a health related discipline, or have equivalent clinical/research experience in a discipline relevant to health research

You will also demonstrate:

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • An understanding of contemporary issues in health and primary care
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and the capacity to collaborate and engage with diverse stakeholders and industry partners.

At Level C, you will have completed a PhD in a health related discipline, along with experience and a successful track record in supervision of Higher Degree Research Students

You will also demonstrate:

  • Evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage), at a national level, in an area aligned to the research strengths in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the CFI, including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with first authorship and attraction of competitive grants.
  • Experience in a senior academic or research leadership position with relevant Research Project management experience.
  • Proven ability to use independent judgement and initiative, under minimal supervision, to manage, organise and coordinate activities required for the functioning of a research-intensive unit.

Please review the relevant Position Description for a more comprehensive list

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

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 will 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 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Lucy Lewis


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

03 Mar 2024

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.

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