Job no: 0056967
Role type: Part time 0.6FTE; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is
exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal
Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).
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 the Department of Medicine, RMH
https: // medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/medicine#about-us
The Department of Medicine undertakes basic, clinical, and translational
research, research training and teaching of the highest international quality
relevant to a breath of medical disciplines and promotes research led
improvement in clinical practice and patient outcomes. We are at the forefront
of exciting new developments and are embedded within some of the leading
academic public hospitals in Australia.
About the Role
As part of the Australian Stroke Alliance (ASA), Medical Research Future
Fund (MRFF) support has been provided to conduct a large-scale national
research program focussed on innovative new technologies to enable early
intervention in stroke. The researcher role will assist with the Culturally
Adaptive Governance Framework (CAGF) within the ASA. The position involves
working closely with the Indigenous co-leads and the Senior Project Manager
leading implementation of the CAGF within the ASA. Working with the Senior
Project Manager, the researcher will implement and document a systematic
framework for evaluating the CAGF impact.
Communicate the value of Darak to ASA stakeholders across the life of the
Develop Darak training materials and educational content for the ASA
Collect and analyse data for the monitoring and evaluation of the Darak
Prepare project reports summarising the impact(s) of the Darak CAGF for
ASA and other stakeholders
Facilitate discussion groups with ASA members on the work of Darak
You will be able to effectively communicate and work with Indigenous
communities and community-controlled organisations. You will have highly
developed interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and
the ability to translate theoretical and technical concepts into accessible
content. Demonstrated ability to prepare reports, ethics applications and
publications in peer-reviewed journals. You will possess a high level of
attention to detail and be open and responsive to constructive feedback
You will also :
Be an Indigenous person with a demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous
values, connections and knowledges that will contribute to an Indigenous
standpoint. This is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identified
position which is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by
Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and
culture including contemporary issues such as Indigenous self-
determination & governance in health and medical research
Have a Masters degree in Indigenous health, public health or a related
Have experience working with public health, Indigenous health research or
medical research projects, or in health or social care environments.
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 for Indigenous staff
Cultural leave: Indigenous staff members are entitled to up to five days
non-cumulative paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of attending
NAIDOC, community, cultural and ceremonial activities.
University policies: Indigenous staff are supported by the University's
Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Employment Framework, with the
commitment to improving the employment, retention and career progression
outcomes for Indigenous staff members
Indigenous Staff Network: Employees who have identified themselves as
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander will have access to the Indigenous
Staff Network (ISN)
Cultural events: The University hosts annual cultural events such as the
Wominjeka to begin the Academic Year and the Narrm Oration, and recognises
significant times throughout the year such as, Reconciliation Week, Mabo
Day and NAIDOC Week.
Employee Assistance Program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
Line available free for you and your immediate family members.
'Indigenous' here means a person of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertised: 08 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 06 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time