Research Fellow

Macquarie University


September 23, 2022



The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation is seeking an exceptional Research Fellow to conduct a collaborative, mixed methods project with Macquarie University Hospital. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to reduce clinical variation and improve outcomes in surgical perioperative care.


  • Salary Package: (Level A6-8) $97,621 to $110,274 plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full or part-time (at least four days a week) fixed term, until June 2024

  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde)

  • We are seeking an exceptional Research Fellow with experience in mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) to conduct a collaborative research project with Macquarie University Hospital. The successful candidate will design, conduct and publish the results of research to reduce clinical variation and improve outcomes in surgical perioperative care. This opportunity will include qualitative interviews, focus groups, and participant observation, as well as quantitative evaluation with statistician support. The Research Fellow will co-lead the implementation science component of the project, including developing tools and evaluation models to support adoption of perioperative care pathways, and support knowledge translation activities. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers, led by Dr Mitchell Sarkies. They will liaise with a range of academics, research and administrative staff as well as stakeholders from Macquarie University Hospital.

    About You

    You will have a strong background in a health-related field, such as clinical training (medicine, nursing or allied health), health services research, public health, medical and health sciences, human factors, implementation science or psychology. Experience in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods is preferred, which can be further developed while in the role. You will understand the Australian health care system and the challenges faced when translating evidence into practice. A commitment to healthcare quality and safety improvement is desired. You will have excellent writing skills and experience publishing in peer reviewed academic journals. In addition, you will have other research outputs like conference presentations and lay media dissemination. You will have experience conducting systematic reviews and are familiar with issues relating to implementation science in hospital settings.

    The position would suit a highly organised and motivated individual who can work to deadlines with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. You will also have excellent communication skills, initiative, capacity for problem solving and a demonstrated ability to work independently.

    About Us

    The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety.

    CHRIS is part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, and has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

    For more information on the AIHI's research, please visit our website on www.

    Macquarie University is engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter (three page maximum) that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

    Essential Selection Criteria

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to lead projects involving a range of healthcare stakeholders, including policy makers, hospital executives, clinicians, and patients

  • Demonstrated experience of designing, conducting, analysing and publishing qualitative and quantitative research studies

  • Track record of peer reviewed publications in high quality journals and conference presentations

  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the academic life and administrative tasks of the broader workplace, with a track record of effective teamwork

  • Experience in student supervision

  • Desirable

  • Experience with NVivo and statistical software packages

  • Interest in and evidence of capacity for interdisciplinary and multi- method research

  • Understanding of implementation science in the Australian healthcare system

  • Demonstrated experience undertaking systematic reviews

  • This position requires a criminal record check and current influenza and COVID vaccinations.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Mitchell Sarkies (Research Fellow, CHRIS) or (Manager, CHRIS).

    Applications Close: Friday, 23 September 11:55pm (AEDT)

    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:

    23/09/2022 11:59 PM

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