Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health

Sydney, Australia
25 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative, Faculty of Health      

Job Summary          

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to nationally competitive grant applications and the publication and dissemination of Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) clinical trial results, and to enhancing the profile of research within the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney. 

Detailed Description          

About Us

UTS: Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses in improving health outcomes in both local and global communities.  Our learning and teaching is shaped on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and development of graduate attributes.

UTS is ranked number one in Australia and fourth in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

About the Role

Reporting to the Professor of Palliative Care Medicine, The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for establishing their own program of palliative care research, contributing to evaluation of findings, assisting with grant funding applications and specific research-related tasks of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative. PaCCSC national office is based within IMPACCT in the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, with some team members working at other locations in Queensland and South Australia.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Experience in the conduct of clinical trials and/or palliative care
  • A track record of contributing to/ first authoring peer reviewed publications
  • Quantitative or qualitative data analysis skills
  • Understanding of palliative care research
  • Proven ability to publish in high quality journals
  • A PhD in health or health related discipline and some postdoctoral research experience in palliative care
  • The proven ability to obtain external grants for research
  • Previous experience in research in clinical research relevant to palliative care.


Base Salary: $99,924 to $114,343 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. You will also reap the rewards of working in a dynamic, supportive, environment with employee benefits including flexible work practices, study support, discounted gym membership and generous parental leave.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for three years. 

How to Apply          

Prior to commencing your application for IRC98421, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria, which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

More information may be found in the attached Position Statement. Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Jane Phillips at  or 02 9514 4862.

Specific issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at  or 02 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th August 2017 at  11.59 pm (AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.