Senior Manager - Our Collaborations in Health Research (OCHRe) - Identified s25

University of Queensland
April 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program within the School of Public Health

  • Identified position for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only

  • Competitive remuneration to be negotiated with the preferred applicant + 17% superannuation

  • Spearheads the establishment of a groundbreaking national network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.

  • Based at the Herston Campus.

  • Acknowledgment of Country

    The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

    About Us and This Opportunity

    Embark on an exciting journey with the First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program, guided by the visionary Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine.

    This Indigenous-led and multidisciplinary initiative pioneers innovative research methodologies that honour cultural sensitivity and co-design principles. Fuelled by major competitive funding, including prestigious grants from NHMRC, ARC, and MRFF the program is a powerhouse of cutting-edge endeavours.

    The Senior Manager will steer the course towards establishing and maintaining a national network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. Collaborating closely with the Executive Group, Cultural and Community Council, and the four program leads, this strategic leader ensures the efficient implementation of a transformative plan, fostering empowerment and optimal health for Australia's Indigenous communities. The FNCWR Program is not just a research endeavour; it's a dynamic force shaping the future of Indigenous wellbeing and resilience.

    For further information, please click here to view the information booklet.

    About You

    The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld)

    The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

    Successful candidates are required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

    In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • 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.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed-term position through until March 2027. A competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the preferred applicant.

    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. There may be opportunity for additional hours or extension of contract, pending research grant outcomes.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Gail Garvey.. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter

  • Separate document addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    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 the 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 [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, 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.

    Applications close Wednesday 3rd April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-35266). Please note that interviews will likely be held at the end of April 2024.

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