Senior Research Officer

Curtin University of Technology


August 24, 2022


Job Reference: 936179

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Curtin University and WA Country Health Services (WACHS) are collaborating to further strengthen WA country research and innovation opportunities. Two key pillars of activity within the Curtin-WACHS Alliance focus on strengthening Aboriginal Health and Digital Innovation research and innovation. This role is funded through a WA Department of Health Future Health Research Innovation (FHRI) Fellowship, and this position will support the work of the FHRI Fellow, focused on:

1) Understanding the experiences, preferences and values of Aboriginal people in relation to the use of digital technologies. 2) Co-designing and developing digital technology solutions that are culturally secure and support Aboriginal people to live healthy lives in their communities. 3) Piloting and evaluating the implementation of digital solutions across WACHS regions.

We are seeking a Research Assistant/Associate to provide research, administration and technical support to the FHRI Fellow, working in partnership with WACHS, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and the WA Aboriginal community.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Jonathan Bullen, Curtin Medical School at

About us

Established in 2017, the Curtin Medical School, which is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, brings together multidisciplinary teaching and research expertise. The Curtin Medical School encompasses four Disciplines including Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science and Medical Radiation Science. The Discipline of Medicine leads the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia. It is committed to producing graduates who are better equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in interprofessional care teams. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.

For more information on our university, please visit www.

Join us! Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

To be considered, you will bring to the role:

  • A degree (preferably honours) in a relevant discipline with considerable relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Relevant experience working with Aboriginal communities and Indigenous research methodologies.
  • Experience engaging with a range of stakeholders, including Aboriginal community, health service providers and industry.
  • High level written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex material in clear and concise language and contribute to research reports and publications.
  • Qualitative research skills (conducting yarning circles, interviews, analysing & synthesising qualitative data).
  • Quantitative research skills (survey design, analysis & synthesising quantitative data).
  • Experience in conducting literature reviews.
  • To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

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    Applications close: 10pm AWST Wednesday 24th August 2022

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks, and provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible).

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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