Research Fellow, Research and Evaluation

Location
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posted
22 May 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2018
Ref
492488
Contract Type
Permanent
  • Make an impact in promoting rural health outcomes through high-quality research
  • Work in a high performing and collaborative environment
  • Achieve career advancement in a research-only position

The Role

  • Fixed Term (to 13 December 2019), Full Time (Part Time may be considered)
  • $92,117 to $109,391 pa (plus super.)
  • Wagga Wagga

The Research Fellow: Research and Evaluation will be working in the Three Rivers University Department Rural Health (UDRH). The Research Fellow will be involved in research projects across the Three Rivers UDRH and the position offers an opportunity to be involved in innovative and applied research addressing crucial rural health issues, and to consolidate and extend research skills. Research projects at the Three Rivers UDRH will span a range of methodological approaches and the position requires skills and interest in using both quantitative and qualitative methods to generate high quality research.

The Research Fellow will be involved in liaising with stakeholders (community, service provider and industry partners), designing projects, preparing applications for ethical approval, data collection and analysis, writing up and publishing research findings and participating in research dissemination activities. The position requires capability to work collaboratively in diverse team.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant fields such as; public health, social sciences, program evaluation, epidemiology, nursing or allied health field
  • Experience in mixed methods research and a demonstrated ability to carry out research tasks independently and to a high standard to achieve desired outcomes
  • A developing track record of collaborative research leading to dissemination through publication
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and participate in effective teams with relevant academic, government, industry and community stakeholders and community-based partners
  • Capacity to apply high level computer skills, including a good understanding of software relevant to the conduct of research

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Deborah Warr | Senior Principal Research Fellow | dwarr@csu.edu.au |

Ph: 02 6933 4271

Closing Date: 11 pm, 19 June 2018