Conjoint Research Fellow/Clinical Research Fellow in Consumer and Community Involvement

University of Queensland
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed-term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) Education and Research Alliance

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Choose to work for either UQ or Metro North Health in this conjoint position

  • Based at Herston

  • STARS Education and Research Alliance

    The University of Queensland (UQ) and Metro North Health (MNH) have formed the STARS Education and Research Alliance to bring together world-leading researchers, clinicians and educators to create knowledge and embed clinical research that transforms patients outcomes and clinical care.

    The Alliance between Metro North health and The University of Queensland enriches collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and students, working together to put real time research into action and deliver tailored patient care. As a research-active facility, patients and families can also choose to work hand-in-hand with research teams and clinicians to deliver patient- centric models of care. We are ensuring that today's research is tomorrow's treatment, delivering exceptional health outcomes now and into the future.

    The STARS Education and Research Alliance has been established by MNH and The University of Queensland to drive and guide the integrate of research, education, and clinical practice at STARS.

    Our vision is to:

  • Translate excellent clinical education and world-leading research into STARS service delivery

  • Drive cutting edge service innovation and technologies (particularly in providing person-centre interprofessional care for patients)

  • Establish STARS as the preferred option for complex rehabilitation patients from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region

  • Establish STARS as a magnet for attracting leading clinicians, researchers, and educationalists from across the globe (both as team members and partners)

  • Empower our passionate workforce to stretch the boundaries as they delivery for the community

  • Expand the impact of STARS beyond the physical building to influence community outcomes

  • Please visit our website for additional information about the STARS Education and Research Alliance: https: // research-alliance

    About This Opportunity

    We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow/Clinical Research Fellow in Consumer and Community Involvement to enhance the research capacity and capabilities of both Metro North Health (MNH) and The University of Queensland (UQ). The role will lead high quality research focused on community and consumer involvement in research aligned with STARS and MNH clinical services and priority research themes of UQ-SHRS and STARS. Research and/or clinical experience in areas aligned with existing the strengths of the Alliance will be well-regarded (e.g., rehabilitation, speech pathology). A key focus will be to plan, undertake and publish a program of clinical research under the general direction of the Director of the Education and Research Alliance, STARS, and university leaders.

    This is a conjoint position between UQ and MNH, where the preferred candidate will negotiate their employing entity.

    The one role is offered - with or without contribution to STARS allied health clinical service delivery - as follows:

  • Research Fellow in Consumer and Community Involvement (without contribution as a clinical allied health professional in STARS service) or;

  • Clinical Research Fellow in Consumer and Community Involvement (with contribution as an allied health professional in STARS services). Clinical allied health services in STARS include inpatient rehabilitation (including general rehabilitation and specialist rehabilitation), ambulatory (day hospital) services, and surgical and procedural services (including orthopaedics, gastroenterology, ophthalmology).

  • The role is located primarily at STARS and as necessary at the University's St Lucia campus.

    For further information, please click here to view the full appointment booklet.

    This is a research focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    What we can offer

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term contract for five years at Academic Level B with The University of Queensland or HP5 with Metro North Health.

    The employing entity of this position (The University of Queensland or Metro North Health) is subject to negotiation with the preferred candidate. Any employment information or benefits outlined in this advertisement will apply in the case that the University of Queensland is chosen as the lead employer. In either option, this role will report to the Director of the STARS Education and Research Alliance (also based in STARS). Please see the attached booklet for further information.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • AHPRA Registration: It is a condition of employment for this role that you are registered with, or are eligible to apply for registration, to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Nadine Foster at [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of UQ (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday 3rd December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-30228). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Thursday 14th December 2023.

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