Senior Research Fellow in Health Sciences

Bentley, Australia
09 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Number:



Full-time, fixed term (5 years)

Salary Range:

$120,028 to $138,340 per annum (ALC)





The Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU) is a successful multidisciplinary research unit based in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (SoNM&P) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin University. 

PRECRU aims to promote excellence in evidence-based prehospital emergency care through the conduct of high quality research, and encourages the translation of research into practice. PRECRU enjoys a research partnership with St John Ambulance Western Australia, which facilitates the conduct of clinical studies and access to ‘real world’ data for approved projects. In addition, PRECRU has collaborative links with clinicians, researchers and health service managers across WA, Australia, and internationally. PRECRU researchers have varied backgrounds, including nursing, medicine, paramedicine, epidemiology, engineering, allied health, biology, social sciences and public health, which enables an interdisciplinary approach to addressing challenges in emergency medical services and conducting innovative research. 

Job tasks and responsibilities

The SoNM&P is seeking to appoint an experienced researcher to further enhance the programme of research conducted by PRECRU. 

Within this position you will be expected to:

  • Lead a programme of research consistent with PRECRU aims
  • Mentor junior research staff 
  • Apply for competitive research grants
  • Supervise higher degree research students 
  • Publish in high-impact journals
  • Build local, national and international research collaborations

Skills & Experience

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Expertise in clinical, epidemiologic, health services, health economics, behavioural science or social science research using quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  • Demonstrated ability in research project management 
  • Experience writing successful grant applications 
  • A track record of first author / senior author peer reviewed publications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience with data confidentiality and data security 

Job benefits

  • Work with an enthusiastic and talented multidisciplinary group of researchers, focused on a common goal which is to improve outcomes for emergency care patients
  • Direct links with our industry partner (St John Ambulance Western Australia) and the opportunity to be involved in the translation of research into practice
  • Opportunity to build local, national and international collaborations

Benefits and Remuneration:

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

Contact Person:

Judith Finn, Professor, on telephone 9266 4447

Contact Email:

Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action:

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

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Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at anytime.

Applications Close:

5pm on Wednesday, 7 March, 2018