Research Staff Level B

Randwick, Australia
11 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is internationally recognised as a leader in Public Health and Community Medicine with particular research strengths in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Health Services Management, Global Health and Primary Health Care. The School has a core focus in research and teaching to help inform policy, governance, organisation, work and leadership in the health sector through cross disciplinary collaborations with both academia and industry. The School also has strong associations with research centres and institutes throughout UNSW Medicine.

The Academic General Practice Unit conducts health services research in the Fairfield Hospital GP Clinic and its offices in the Ingham Institute in Liverpool and the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) in the AGSM Building at UNSW. The Research Fellow primarily supports the electronic Practice Based Research Network (ePBRN) project which occupies office space at both Liverpool and UNSW Kensington campus. Apart from the computer network infrastructure established as part of the ePBRN, there are no laboratories involved;

About the role

  • $102K – $120K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Full time ( 35 hours/week)
  • 12 months fixed term (with possibility of extension)

The General Practice Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join their team. The position will be based at the Ingham Institute in Liverpool.

In this role, you will lead and manage the project: “Data quality assessment and harmonisation of the ePBRN data model with the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership - Common Data Model (OMOP-CDM)” from implementation to completion stage

You will also supervise undergraduate students in Independent Learning Projects and higher degree students in Masters, PhD and DrPH research projects and contribute to teaching.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • hold a postgraduate qualification, preferably a PhD, in Computer Science or Health Informatics;
  • have research experience in developing research queries and proposals for ongoing research;
  • have experience and skills in:mathematical and statistical data modelling and ontologies; the use of informatics-based tools for data analytics including R and SQL, as well as biostatistics tools such as SAS and SPSS; semantic web technologies and data-driven solution or architecture for all digital data resources.
  • have a proven track record of research output, as evidenced by peer review publications, and grant success.

You are required to systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online, regrettably applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Teng Liaw, Director, General Practice Unit


T: (61 2) 8738 9347

Applications close:  26 September 2017