Research Officer - Paediatric Patient Care

University of Queensland
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:$72,144 - $96,530
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

  • Academic level A

  • Part-time, fixed-term position for 3 years commencing 1 March 2023

  • Closing date 29 November 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-19191)

  • About This Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Officer with expertise in paediatric patient care 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 Officer, you will have the opportunity to develop your expertise and emerging research profile in paediatric patient safety and the reduction of central venous catheter-associated complications. You will also provide management support to the Cancer Council Queensland-funded multi-site CLOCK trial, to prevent adverse events during paediatric cancer treatment.

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

    Key responsibilities will include:

    1. Research

  • Produces quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms by publishing or exhibiting in high quality outlets.

  • Participate in applications for competitive research funding to support projects and activities.

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

  • Contribute to development of training and data collection materials for clinical research.

  • Lead and support Human Research Ethics Committee submissions and reports, assist with contractual Agreements and other governance/regulatory requirements.

  • Design and complete research reports, promotional materials and peer- reviewed articles.

  • Design and coordinate the organisational requirements of a multi-site trial, including research meetings and liaison with partner investigators.

  • Devise and implement methods to enhance research participant recruitment, retention and management.

  • Monitor (research grant) expenditure against a project budget.

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

  • Develop a coherent research program and an emerging research profile.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

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

    About You

    We are seeking a highly motivated Research Officer with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Completion of post-graduate studies in the discipline area, and plans to enrol in further HDR studies.

  • An emerging profile in research in paediatrics and patient safety.

  • Evidence of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of contributions towards successfully obtaining external research funding.

  • Some experience in meaningful internal service roles and contributions towards external activities.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a part-time (50% FTE), fixed-term position through to 28 February 2026 at Academic Level A.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $72,144 - $96,530 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $84,408 - $112,940 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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