Research Fellow - Paediatric Vascular Access

University of Queensland
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:$101,533 - $120,570
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

  • Academic Level

  • Part-time, fixed-term position for 3 years up to 31 December 2025

  • Closing date 29 November 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-19177)

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow with expertise in paediatric vascular access to join our world-leading School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. In the most recent QS world rankings by subject area nursing, UQ was ranked 21st in the World, 4th in Australia and number 1 in Queensland.

    As a Research Fellow, you will have the opportunity to engage in research to further your expertise and growing research profile in paediatric vascular access to achieve national recognition in your discipline. As a research focused academic at Level B, you will efficiently manage service and engagement roles and activities and contribute to the effective supervision of Honour and Higher Degree by Research students.

    This position is located at the Queensland Children's Hospital.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    1. Research

  • Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.

  • Produce quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications, with a lead role in some outputs.

  • Participate in or contribute as chief investigator (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.

  • Work with colleagues in the development of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.

  • Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

  • 2. Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Demonstrate a developing track record of the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.

  • Demonstrate personal effectiveness in supervision and management and development of researcher capability and skill.

  • Facilitate engagement opportunities for Higher Degree by Research 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.

  • Work to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.

  • 3. Citizenship and Service

  • Demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ values.

  • Show leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and active participation in priority activities for the unit.

  • Provide support to other academic positions and unit operations as needed during other team members absences.

  • Effectively and efficiently manage internal service roles and administrative processes as required, including participation in decision- making and service on relevant committees.

  • Collaborate in service activities external to the immediate organisation unit.

  • Actively pursue and develop external links and partnerships by cultivating relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    About You

    We are seeking an experienced Research Fellow with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Completion of a Masters and undertaking a PhD in paediatric vascular access.

  • A growing profile in research in paediatric vascular access.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (10% FTE), fixed-term position through to 31 December 2025 at Academic Level B.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $101,533 - $120,570 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794 - $141,067 per annum.

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

    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 Amanda Ullman, Professor and Chair of Paediatric Nursing, via email at

    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.

    Other Information

    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.

    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: Is it a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains (or demonstrates eligibility to do so) full AHPRA registration.

    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

    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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