Research Fellow, Systematic Review - Department of Paediatrics

Monash University


October 6, 2022


Research Fellow, Systematic Review - Department of Paediatrics

Job No: 641462

Location: Monash Children's Hospital, Monash Medical Centre

Emp loyment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.4)

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world's top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

    The Opportunity

    The Department of Paediatrics is responsible for leading Child Health Research for the Monash Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences. The goal is to elevate Children's Health research at Monash to a nationally leading position.

    This role is expected to carry out independent and team-oriented research within their designated field. The successful applicant will be placed within the Complex Autism and Neurodevelopment research group in the Department of Paediatrics and well-suited to support busy clinician researchers who are conducting systematic reviews and trials.

    Some of the key responsibilities of this role include:

  • The conduct of research either as a member of a team or independently and the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research
  • Supervision of research-support staff involved in the staff member's research
  • Contribution to the preparation or, where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies
  • Co-supervision or, where appropriate, supervision of major honours or postgraduate research projects within the field of the staff member's area of research
  • Involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise
  • The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and key attributes:

  • A doctoral qualification or equivalent research experience that demonstrates an ability to conduct systematic reviews and skills in trial design
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis and manuscript and research proposal preparation skills; including a solid track record of refereed research publications including systematic reviews with meta-analyses
  • Experience in successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching to support the development of research staff and/or a demonstrated trajectory of leadership capability
  • Experience or training using GRADE for evidence certainty assessment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • This role is a part-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

    At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police Check.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

    We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

    Join us in our commitment to ensuring a better future for ourselves and for the communities in which we study, work, live and engage – #ChangeIt with us.


    Professor Katrina Williams, Head of Paediatrics, Education & Research Dept, Paediatrics, +61 3 8572 3938

    Position Description

    Research Fellow, Systematic Review - Department of Paediatrics

    Closing Date

    Thursday 6 October 2022, 11:55pm AEDT

    At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with the Pandemic Orders issued by the Victorian Government Health Minister, we require all staff working or placed in healthcare facilities to be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend these locations.

    For the latest information on COVID-19 at Monash, please visit our website.

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