Research Fellow in Health

Hobart, Australia
02 May 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Tasmania's College of Health and Medicine has an international reputation for the quality of health professional education and research into the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly conditions associated with ageing. Within the College, the School of Medicine is a large interdisciplinary school comprising Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology and Paramedicine.

The School is renowned for having world-class rankings in Medicine and Pharmacy, high quality simulation and research facilities, and for providing students and staff with international opportunities for research, education and collaboration.

This position works across both the RCS and the Hub to provide high-level research capability and expertise in accordance with Academic Level A or B requirements.

In the role you will:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake research and provide research support for undergraduate MBBS students at the Rural Clinical School, engaged in student research projects.
  • Provide research support for medical trainees, registrars, RMO’s and Interns working on audit and research projects.
  • Supervise and support doctoral and post-doctoral candidates for projects, where qualified to do so. (Academic Level B only)
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the appointee’s own professional discipline and relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.
  • Work in close collaboration with the equivalent Research Academic (RCS and Hub) based at the Launceston Clinical School.

Based at Rural Clinical School, you will be employed on a full-time fixed-term basis until 31 December 2018.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of research capability demonstrated by direct experience in research projects, health service/program evaluation or quality assurance activities.
  • High-level skills in quantitative research design, analysis and audit.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that ideally has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the chosen area of research, as well as a demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences.
  • Excellent communication and high-level organisational skills, with the demonstrated capacity to work effectively with staff, students, health care professionals and external organisations.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.
  • An understanding of rural communities and contemporary health and health workforce issues in Tasmania.

Appointment at Academic Level A will have a total remuneration package of up to $96,256 comprising base salary within the range of $65,798 to $87,905 plus 9.5% superannuation.

Appointment at Academic Level B will have a total remuneration package of up to $119,204 comprising base salary within the range of $92,326 to $108,862 plus 9.5% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Dr Lizzi Shires, Co-Director, Rural Clinical School, / 03 6430 4568.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday 21 May 2018

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