Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Macquarie University
July 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$106,089 to $113,697
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We seek to appoint an exceptional researcher with a strong background in health services research to work across two funded projects on improving the organisational culture and quality of care in residential aged care facilities.


  • Salary Package: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A), from $106,089 to $113,697 plus 17% employer's superannuation and leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Four days a week (0.8 FTE) or full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed term position for 1 year

  • Location: Macquarie University (Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde)


    The role will involve working across two projects in residential aged care facilities.

  • The first is a large mixed methods program funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant that aims to measure, understand and improve organisational culture in residential aged care, conducted in collaboration with a large national provider of aged care services.

  • The second project is funded by the Macquarie University Research Accelerator Scheme and focuses on mapping the use of quality indicators in residential aged care for quality improvement, including identifying barriers and facilitators to their use.

  • The successful applicant will work within the Complex Systems and Implementation Science stream of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation. They will collect and analyse data using mixed methods including interviews and surveys, work on literature reviews, ethics applications, grant applications, and contribute to journal articles and conference papers.


    The successful applicant will be an established qualitative or mixed methods researcher who has completed a PhD in an area associated with the research, e.g., health sciences research, psychology, or social science. You should have experience in conducting studies in your field of expertise with excellent writing and communication skills.


    The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences at Macquarie University is at the forefront of progressive thinking, addressing major national and global issues. Part of MQ Health, it integrates Macquarie University Hospital with primary and specialty clinics. Our active research programs include neurosciences, cancer medicine, and vascular science.

    The Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), renowned for its research in health systems, e-health, and patient safety. The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and

    Implementation Science (CHRIS) within AIHI has been a leader in health sector research and evaluation since 1991, focusing on policy, governance, and leadership. We conduct original research on implementation, quality, and safety issues, and contribute to education across undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral programs.

    Macquarie University is dedicated to addressing complex real-world problems. Over 54 years, we have grown into a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.


    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline such as psychology, social science or a clinical discipline.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian health system.

  • A capacity to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including policymakers, managers, clinicians and consumers.

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis.

  • Ability to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Centre and Institute with evidence of effective teamwork and leadership.


  • Demonstrated capacity to present papers at conferences and workshops.

  • Emerging track record of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Expertise in the drafting of final reports including journal articles and technical reports.

  • Experience in preparing ethics and site governance applications.


    This role will require data collection onsite in residential aged care facilities. Researchers collecting data in this setting are required to undergo a criminal record check and provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations.

    Role Enquiries: Dr Kate Churruca, [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday 21 July 2024 at 11:55 pm AEST

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    21/07/2024 11:59 PM

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