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Research Fellow

Adelaide, Australia
$106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Fixed Term Until June 2025| Full-Time
  • Academic Level B | $106,403 - $125,917 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the 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 vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is an internationally recognised Research Centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. A collaborative venture between Flinders University and the Australian Government Department of Health, NCETA is located within the College of Medicine and Public Health and is part of the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) at Flinders University in South Australia. NCETA is a key national research centre in the alcohol and other drug field. The Centre works to reduce the harms from alcohol and other drugs from prevention through to treatment. A key focus of the Centre is workforce development (WFD).

About the Role

The Research Fellow will undertake a range of research, evaluation, consultancy and education activities within NCETA. The incumbent will oversee the Centre’s data collections and provide statistical analysis and advice across various NCETA research, evaluation and consultancy projects. The position will also contribute to project design and implementation, and preparation of reports, academic manuscripts and other general publications. Projects may include research, evaluation, engagement and education with/for academic, industry and public audiences. In addition, the position will contribute to the preparation of applications for external funding.

About You

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in a discipline relevant to the alcohol and other drug sector (e.g. health sciences, organisational psychology, social work, nursing, addiction medicine, behavioural science, alcohol and other drugs)
  • Experience in undertaking quantitative statistical methods and knowledge of SPSS or an equivalent statistical analysis package
  • Research experience in writing high quality peer-reviewed publications, reports and delivering effective presentations at a national and/or international level
  • An understanding and experience conducting research in the alcohol and other drugs field (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated project management skills and or training to manage multiple projects at any one time (Desirable).

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 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 

How to Apply and Information


Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

23 June 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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