Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Ref
502059
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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 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 newly established 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 Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is one of three research centres in the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). Founded in 1999, CHI is the longest-running digital health research centre in Australia. CHI is a research partner to major healthcare providers, research institutions and governments, and has national and international industry partnerships.

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

The Role

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic researcher to join the new NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Digital Health. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will have expertise in undertaking rigorous systematic reviews, as well as the evaluation of complex health service interventions. They will conduct a series of rapid reviews of the research literature over the project lifetime, prioritised by the CIs and with input from an Expert Scientific Committee.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will also help conduct an analysis of success factors and failure modes for digital health applications, and help develop best-practice models for the implementation of digital health systems.

Expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods will be expected, and an understanding of implementation science models would be desirable.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with the Centre’s chief investigators and a diverse team of highly experienced and internationally recognised senior health and biomedical informatics researchers and front-line service providers to tackle the fundamental challenges that impede the creation of truly safe, efficient and effective digital health services for both clinicians and consumers. The team will make crucial contributions to national digital health policy and practice by translating these insights into improved digital health design, implementation, performance and surveillance.

To apply:

Applicants must provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below along with their resume as part of the application process.

Selection Criteria:

Essential

  • PhD in Health Informatics, Health Services or Population Health, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field.
  • Strong background in quantitative and qualitative research with exceptional analytical skills, including an outstanding track record in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience in undertaking rigorous systematic reviews.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to academic life, administrative tasks of the Centre and a commitment to diversity in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of an effective team.

Desirable

  • Ability to secure research grant funding, relative to experience
  • Understanding of digital health applications and implementation science.
  • Experience in successful research supervision.
  • Ability to develop partnerships with industry and/or professional bodies.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching, including the delivery of programs, lectures and tutorials.

This position would suit applicants with an interest in developing and evaluating digital health applications and best-practice models for the implementation of digital health systems for clinicians and consumers.

Salary Package: (Level A) base salary $88,420 to $94,760 p.a, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full time, 2 years fixed term

Specific Role Enquiries: Prof. Enrico Coiera, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at enrico.coiera@mq.edu.au or A/Prof. Farah Magrabi farah.magrabi@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at daniella.oreskovic@mq.edu.au or Jenny Waldie jenny.waldie@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Sunday, 21 Jan 2018

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.