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Research Fellow, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
$130,810 to $150,431 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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(Level C) $130,810 to $150,431 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

JBI at the University of Adelaide is seeking a qualified candidate for a fixed-term, full-time position available for 36 months as a Research Fellow. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to global leadership in evidence-based healthcare.

An exciting opportunity to join JBI, an internationally renowned evidence-based healthcare organisation with a mission to improve health outcomes in communities globally by promoting and supporting the use of the best available evidence to inform decisions made at the point of care.

The JBI Collaboration (JBIC), established in 1996, is a global collaborative evidence network spanning 40 countries and comprising more than 90 entities, including universities, hospitals, NGOs, and research and policy institutes. These entities work towards a shared vision of promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare to improve health outcomes globally.

This significant global evidence network helps to ensure that the research evidence we seek to synthesise, transfer, and implement remains culturally inclusive and relevant across the diversity of healthcare internationally. It also significantly amplifies the reach and impact of our research outcomes, and promotes and enhances our relationships with our global partners and their associated research and medical communities.

We are seeking an experienced academic to guide and manage this network of global partners to advance evidence-based healthcare. Working closely with the Executive Director and Executive Team at JBI, the successful candidate will be responsible for setting and communicating the vision and goals of the collaboration, ensuring alignment with JBI's mission to improve health outcomes through evidence-based practices; supporting initiatives to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals globally through education, training programs, and workshops; cultivating relationships with universities, hospitals, and healthcare organisations to foster research collaboration and resource sharing; and representing JBI at international forums, influencing healthcare policy, and advocating for the integration of evidence-based practices in healthcare systems.

To be successful you will need: 

  • PhD in the discipline or have equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • Demonstrated experience to conduct independent high-quality research, including leading research, where applicable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate across disciplines and collaborate with external stakeholders within government, non-government and/or community.
  • Proven ability to perform administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research.
  • Strong track record of high-quality publications, reports or conference presentations relative to opportunity.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to be taken through to the online application form.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 27 June 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof Zoe Jordan
Executive Director, JBI
P: (08) 8313 2926

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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