Research Fellow

Macquarie University
November 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$115
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Contract Type:fixed term position
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We seek to appoint an exceptional researcher, with a strong track record in health services research to work in the field of genomic applications in primary health settings.


  • Salary Package: Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $115,787 to $136,995 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full time fixed term position for 2 years

  • Macquarie University: (Sydney) location

  • About the Project

    The successful applicants will join the Complex systems research stream and will work in the area of genomic applications.

    About You

    You will be an established qualitative or mixed methods researcher who has completed a PhD in an area associated with the project, e.g., health sciences research, psychology, social science. You will have experience in conducting research studies in your field of expertise and will have excellent writing and communication skills. You will have a passion for improving the lives of patients through evidence-based practice.

    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.

    The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) within the Faculty 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 implementation and quality and safety 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.

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    To Apply

    To be considered for this position, applicants are asked to provide (1) a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below and (2) their curriculum vitae (including contact information for three referees) as part of the application process.

    Research Fellow

    Essential criteria :

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline such as psychology, social science or a clinical discipline.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Australian health system

  • A capacity to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including policy makers, managers, clinicians and consumers

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake qualitative and /or quantitative data collection and analysis

  • Demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications in high quality journals

  • Demonstrated experience by which to make a useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Centre and Institute with a track record of effective teamwork and leadership

  • Demonstrated capacity to present papers at conferences and workshops

  • Capacity for and interest in interdisciplinary and multi-method research

  • Expertise in the drafting of final reports including journal articles and technical reports

  • Experience with successful research student supervision

  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in primary health and/or experience in maternal or paediatric health, reproductive technologies, genetic screening, laboratory or clinical settings

  • Experience in preparing Ethics and Site governance applications

  • Please note: this position requires Qualification check

    Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Janet Long, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at [email protected]

    General Recruitment Enquiries: Jasmine Xia, HR Administrator at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 11.55pm

    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:

    21/11/2023 11:59 PM

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