Principal Research Fellow (Poche Centre)

University of Queensland


October 2, 2022


  • UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Research Academic Level D
  • Full-time, fixed term position until 31 October 2025
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Closing date Sunday, 2 October 2022 at 11:00pm AEST (R-17137)
  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic qualitative or mixed methods Principal Research Fellow to engage in research and demonstrate a sustained record of outstanding contributions and achievement that is internationally recognised in their field of research. At this level it is expected that the incumbent will make a strong contribution in service and engagement roles and activities.

    Key responsibilities will include:


  • Maintain a record of outstanding contributions to the field and producing quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms as lead contributor, by publishing in high quality national and international research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
  • Initiate and lead funding initiatives and applications as chief investigator role in applications for significant research funding to support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
  • Lead the progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
  • Participates in discipline service, including service on leading editorial boards, or other discipline leadership positions
  • Assist in shaping significant and strategic research agendas that yield new insights and opportunities to represent and promote the discipline area in leading academic and research forums.
  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
  • Teaching

  • Where undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is undertaken achieve teaching quality as indicated by approved surveys and outcomes for students and improve or innovate where appropriate in response to feedback.
  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Successfully build and lead a research team, developing and mentor more junior academics and researchers.
  • Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.
  • Demonstrates and leads others in the responsible conduct of research.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the development of researcher capability and skill.
  • Lead the facilitation of engagement opportunities for supervisees
  • Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
  • Manage staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
  • Citizenship and Service

  • Consistently demonstrate and lead others in relation to the UQ values.
  • Make a strong contribution to the governance of the organisational unit, including displaying leadership behaviours.
  • Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and a responsibility for staff wellbeing.
  • Sustain a track record of impact, achievement and initiative in internal service roles.
  • Undertake administrative processes as required.
  • Establish a track record of collaboration in relation to external service activities.
  • Advance external links and partnerships by collaborating on external activities and sustain strategic relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • This role is subject to the University's Code of Conduct.

    About UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

    The UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health was established following a $10 million donation to UQ from Mr Greg Poche AO and Mrs Kay van Norton Poche AO. The Centre brings together Indigenous and health expertise and works collaboratively with Indigenous community organisations and health providers to transform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' experiences of injustice and inequity in health and wellbeing. The UQ Poche Centre works in urban, regional and remote settings across Australia, and with other Indigenous peoples internationally. With a mandate to respond to challenges in Indigenous health, the Centre undertakes and facilitates a broad range of transdisciplinary research activities as well as developing a next generation of researchers to rise to the challenge of Indigenous health research. More information about the UQ Poche Centre is available at

    About You

  • Completion of a PhD in public health or health services research, or related discipline.
  • Experience and interest in Indigenous health research and/or Indigenous research methods
  • A sustained record of outstanding impact and achievement in research in the disciplinary area.
  • International recognition in the area of expertise and an excellent record of publications in reputed refereed journal and presenting at conferences.
  • Ability to successfully lead a research team, with an excellent record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing significant external research funding from institutional and commercial sources.
  • An extensive record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • A strong record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with evidence of leadership in external activities.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal and consultative skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from a multidisciplinary background.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, fixed term position through until 31 October 2025 at Academic Level D.

    The full-time equivalent base salary at Level D will be in the range $149,761 - $164,991, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $175,220 - $193,040.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; purchased leave.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Professor James Ward via email

    For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section
  • Resume
  • 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.

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    About The Selection Process

    The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

    Other Information

    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.

    Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, 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.

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