Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Electronic Decision Support

Sydney, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, you'll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care.  Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) and Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is an internationally leading health services research facility and brings together three well-known, leading and highly successful Macquarie University research centres that work in the separate but related areas of complexity science, implementation science, health informatics, health services and health systems and safety.

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, one of the core research centres within AIHI has a multi-stream program of research which focuses on investigating patient safety in the health system and particularly the role of information and communication technologies in supporting improved health care delivery and health outcomes.  The Centre’s research team is very multi-disciplinary and applies a broad range of multi-method research techniques.

The Role

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic researcher to contribute to an NHMRC-funded Partnership Project aimed at improving electronic decision support. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will assist in coordinating the project and completing the human factors evaluation of decision support.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and attach as a separate document a response to each of the selection criteria below

Selection Criteria:


  • A PhD or equivalent in a health or psychology-related discipline (e.g., human factors, psychology, health informatics, public health, epidemiology, pharmacy)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, health care providers and recipients, and external stakeholders
  • Experience in the application of human factors methods and approaches
  • Strong background in either quantitative or qualitative research, including a track record in peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in the preparation of literature reviews
  • Experience in the preparation of ethics applications and grant applications


  • Experience in project management and coordinating interdisciplinary and/or multi-method research projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of electronic decision support
  • Skills in the design and execution of evaluations in health care, preferably evaluations of information technology

Salary Package: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Level A) $85,845 - $92,000 base salary p.a, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment type: Full-time Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for 2 years

Specific Role Enquiries:  Dr Melissa Baysari, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, on

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic, HR Administrator on

Applications Close:  11.55pm on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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