First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program
Applications open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples only
Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers
Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact
Based at the conveniently located Herson campus
Acknowledgement 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 the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Program
The First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is led by Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. The vision of the FNCWR Program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia's First Nations people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
This is an Indigenous-led multidisciplinary program focused on making a meaningful impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is supported through major competitive funding including NHMRC and ARC grants such as the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), Partnership grants, and a Targeted Call for Research to build a National Network of First Nations Researchers.
The FNCWR Program brings together national and international collaborators to actively promote the translation of research knowledge into public health policy and practice. Our research uses innovative methodologies which are culturally sensitive and appropriate, and incorporate co-design principles through research projects that work closely with First Nations peoples, families, and communities and the health and allied health services that support them.
Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:
26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave
17% superannuation contributions
17.5% annual leave loading
Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight
Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)
Salary packaging options
About This Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Senior Research Project Officer to provide research project coordination and implementation of a variety of projects This role is responsible for assisting with research related activities such as project setup and administration, ethics coordination, participant recruitment and follow-up, data collection and analysis, and project progress reporting to the co-leaders of the project and other key stakeholders.
This position provides the opportunity for the incumbent to enhance their research skills, research network and build on their First Nations Health research experience.
Key responsibilities will include:
Coordinates aspects of the research project cycle, including planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation to support the successful completion of the project.
Provides research project and administrative support, including monitoring and reporting on project plans, milestones, and deliverables.
Assists with implementing research project plans, including collating documents and records regarding relevant issues to ensure the project complies with agreed research methodologies Coordinates research documentation, including ethics and funding applications
Prepares reports, graphs, figures, and presentations on research outcomes at different stages of the research cycle outcomes.
There are two positions totalling 1.2 FTE, fixed-term appointments for up to 3 years.
At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $86,371.95 - $92,658.90, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $101,055.18 - $108,410.91 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.
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) and the filling of this position constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).
The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
This role involves engaging with First Nations people in the delivery of research projects related to cancer and/or wellbeing. It is ideally suited to someone with experience working with, and an interest in, health and wellbeing of the First Nations community.
In addition, the following selection criteria applies:
Completion of a relevant degree in health services or public health related field with subsequent experience in coordinating activities or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
Demonstrated project management skills, including project planning, data management, record keeping, engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated research project-relevant knowledge and skills in a wide range of specialist and general research techniques including collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data from multiple sources, and systematic literature reviews.
Advanced knowledge in health services research.
Significant experience of working in a research team environment.
Well-developed problem-solving skills, with an ability to forward plan, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work with a high level of adaptability, both independently and as part of a team. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to produce clear, succinct documentation and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in research environment.
Commitment to upholding the University's values, and with the outstanding personal qualities of openness, respectfulness, and integrity.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Erika Langham. 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 addressing the ‘About You' section
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 14th February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-34889). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Monday 19th February.