Implementation Science Research Fellow

University of Melbourne


September 30, 2022


Implementation Science Research Fellow

Job no: 0056867 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: School of Health Sciences Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne's largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research.

About the Role Implementation research encompasses a full range of ‘complex intervention' methods, including audits, exploratory studies, intervention development methods, randomised studies, process evaluations, and evaluations of acceptability, fidelity and feasibility. In the spirit of cross-disciplinary research, the successful applicant will collaborate closely with the Bone Marrow Failure project research team at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and will be a key team member with the Kidney Flagship at Murdoch Children's Research Institute, working together with a PhD student.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop or build upon an understanding of the key areas of implementation science and health services research.
  • Plan and carry out research on nominated project and provide general co- ordination of sub-projects
  • Attend and contribute actively to team meetings at all levels, including the Bone Marrow Failure research team, Melbourne Genomics clinical change project team, School of Health Sciences teams and the Implementation Research Group. This will involve participation in discussions on related research publications and the presentation of research data for discussion
  • Undertake administrative activities commensurate for a Level B academic
  • About You You will bring your sound analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing and possess high level organisational skills: the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, initiate and follow-up actions, all with minimal or no supervision. You will have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships nationally and internationally across a broad hierarchy of clinical and research professionals

    You will also have:

  • Bachelor degree in Behavioural Science or health-related discipline, with post-graduate applied health sciences or health services research expertise
  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification
  • An emerging record of publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of strong research potential
  • Demonstrated ability to theorise interventions, e.g., to identify likely causal mechanisms of behaviour change
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practice requirements and adherence to the ICH-GCP and WHO guidelines for the conduct of scientific research
  • About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

    Interviews : During the week commencing 10 October 2022

    Advertised: 26 Aug 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 30 Sep 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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