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Senior Research Fellow / Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow

Darwin, Australia
$129,818 to $171,450 p.a.
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Position Details

The successful candidate will be appointed to either a Senior Research Fellow (Level C) or Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow (Level D) role according to their experience and qualifications. Please clearly indicate in your Suitability Statement which level you wish to be considered for (Level C, Level D or both). 

About Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT

At Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT, our aim is to be a hub for innovative health research, education, and workforce development across the Northern Territory.  We engage with students, community, and stakeholders to provide critical programs, such as the Northern Territory Medical Program, Paramedicine, Rural Clinical School, and the University Department of Rural Health.

We have a community driven research program led by researchers committed to improving health outcomes, particularly in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. All activities are driven by our values which focus on the long-term and short-term needs of the NT community.

About the Role

The incumbent will take a lead role in developing, managing and implementing research and evaluation 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 reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations. The position will provide leadership in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of Rural and Remote Health research initiatives. It will also build the research capability of, Advanced Studies and Higher Degree Research students, and junior research staff, including direct supervision and line management.

The Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow will be responsible for strengthening research collaborations externally and internally and play a key role in the recruitment and quality supervision of higher degree research students. In addition, the position will be required to provide leadership and direction to staff and students in relation to research plans, developing successful research track records in strategic areas of research and providing feedback on individual grant applications and publications.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in medicine, nursing, allied health, public health or remote health
  • Capacity to develop and manage high quality and culturally safe research and evaluation projects, including ethics submissions and budgets
  • Commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational and research advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Experience in leading research and evaluation program and strategy development effectively
  • Evidence of an outstanding research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in rural and remote health including evidence of substantial and sustained high-quality publications with corresponding authorship and attraction of competitive grants.

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.

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 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 
  • 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


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

29 Apr 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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