Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health

Sydney, Australia
13 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 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.

Within AIHI, The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role:

The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is seeking exceptional Research Fellow, or Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, to conduct collaborative research and coordinate studies across a complex mix of projects. The successful candidate will work with multi-disciplinary teams to encourage more evidence-based practice in oncology, conducting interventional and multi-method research designs.

This position will focus predominantly on research using quantitative methods and will work in the newly-established Centre for Research Excellence in Implementation Science in Oncology, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Note: This position requires a criminal record check and is based in NSW.

Selection Criteria:

To be considered for this position applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and attach as a separate document which details:

  • the level (Research Fellow or Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) at which you are applying;
  • response to the following selection criteria

Selection Criteria for Research Fellow - Level B applicants:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including policy makers, hospital executives, clinicians, etc.
  • Demonstrated track record of contributing to peer reviewed publications in high quality journals
  • Evidence of capacity to secure future research grants.
  • Experience with successful research student supervision
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the academic life and administrative tasks of the broader workplace, with a track record of effective team work
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake quantitative data collection and analysis, using statistical packages
  • Evidence of providing expertise in the drafting of final reports including journal articles and technical reports
  • Evidence of capacity to present papers at conferences and workshops


  • Experience analysing large healthcare-related datasets
  • Experience using SAS, R or STATA
  • Interest in and evidence of capacity for interdisciplinary and multi-method research

Selection Criteria for Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Level A applicants:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • An ability to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including policy makers, hospital executives, clinicians, patients and consumers etc.
  • Ability to conduct literature searches
  • Experience with research design e.g., developing a protocol, developing or adapting methods to answer specific research questions
  • An ability to collect and analyse quantitative data, using statistical packages
  • Experience with the preparation of presentations and manuscripts for publication
  • Organisation skills such as in coordinating project meetings, planning research projects and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in the preparation of grant applications and ethics applications


  • Experience with analysis of large healthcare-related datasets
  • Experience using SAS, R or STATA
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations

Salary Package: Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $99,879-$118,174 p.a., or, Research Fellow (Level A) base salary $88,420-$94,760 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment type: Full-time position for two years.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: Monday, 27 November 2017 at 11.55pm

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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