Research Fellow in Health and Medicine Sciences

Crawley, Subiaco, Australia
$96,210 - $114,250 p.a.
28 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine Sciences

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

  • Build your research career and make an important contribution to the further development of the health research program in the spectacular Kimberley region of WA!
  • 3 year appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. plus district allowance
  • Location in Broome
  • Subsidies for housing may be available

The team

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) is a network of 14 rural and remote sites across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Great Southern and South West regions of Western Australia. It is collaboration between UWA and University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, operating as a unit within the UWA Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The RCSWA is committed to providing quality teaching, research, professional development and clinical service in rural and remote settings.

About the opportunity

This position will be located with the Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA) and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Inc, Broome Western Australia (WA).

We are seeking a skilled health researcher to contribute to the development of this exciting new position. The appointee will have a genuine interest in Aboriginal health in rural and remote settings and a commitment to Aboriginal community consultation and control.

Under the guidance of the Principal Research Fellow, and in close collaboration with the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Inc, the appointee will, under limited direction, provide impetus and capacity to progress research initiatives in the Kimberley region of WA.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience and training to a level equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy or Masters of Applied Epidemiology in a relevant health related research field
  • Commitment to the principles of Aboriginal community control
  • Substantial relevant research in one or more of health services, child health, primary health care, mental health care
  • Understanding of issues, particularly social determinants of health, that impact on the health and welling being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Skills in quantitative health research design, analysis and reporting
  • Driver's license (preferably for manual vehicle, but automatic acceptable).

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

About you

This position will suit a person who enjoys working in a busy and varied collaborative academic environment, is comfortable working with a variety of community, Aboriginal Community Controlled and state government health service settings, is well organised and can prioritise the different demands this position offers.  A flexible attitude and a willingness to assist others are required.

Experience in Aboriginal health research, as well as experience and training to a level equivalent to higher degree in a relevant health-related research field is essential.

The successful candidate must be willing to work within the legislative requirements of the University of Western Australia and support its' commitments.

Closing date: Friday 31 March 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

  • The Rural Clinical School of WA supports equity, inclusion and diversity and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.
  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.