Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow

Sydney, NSW |

Salary Range: 
Salary Package: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) base salary $97,620 – $104,621 or Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $110,273 – $130,471 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading (Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments).

Job Description:

The Centre has been awarded an MRFF grant in collaboration with multiple partner organisations to develop and test the Australian Consortium for Aged Care - Quality Measurement Toolbox (ACAC-QMET). The toolbox is aimed to improve the measurement and evaluation of quality of care in residential aged care sector. The project partners include Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Flinders University, University of New South Wales, and several other non-academic partner organisations.

The successful candidates will be required to:

  • Develop in-depth project analysis plan, and conduct and oversee analysis, develop analytical and visualisation plans, interpret results, and coordinate the development of study outputs.
  • Undertake research to examine the feasibility and measurement properties of the ACAC-QMET quality measurement indicators using routinely collected aged care provider data.
  • Participate in the review of literature and preparation of research manuscripts, presentations, and reports.
  • Engage with project partner organisations and other researchers.

Essential Criteria:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology, health services research, health informatics, pharmacy, public health).
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in conducting health measurement studies (e.g., examining the psychometric properties and responsiveness of a health instrument). 
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in data processing and statistical analyses of health datasets including experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata, Python, and/or R.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, health care providers and recipients, and external stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of the Australian aged and/or health care system.
  • Publication track record in refereed journals.

Additional criteria for Research Fellow (Level B) applicants:

  • Demonstrable skills in advanced statistical modelling (e.g., generalised mixed-effects modelling).
  • Experience in managing and leading research projects.
  • Experience using and analysing a range of different types of linked health datasets.

For additional information about this role please visit the website.

Starting date: 
Friday, November 11, 2022
Closing date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University