Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

Sydney, NSW |

Salary Range: 
Research Fellow (Level B) base salary $110,273 – $130,471 or Senior Research Fellow (Level C) base salary $134,644 – $154,842 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading (Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments).

Job Description:

The successful applicant will play a major role in funded research projects which include an NHMRC Partnership Project to establish and evaluate a National Medication Aged Care Roundtable and other grants focussing on innovative use of informatics to improve the quality and safety of care in residential aged care facilities.

The role involves working with a supportive, multi-disciplinary research team and industry partners committed to applied research which improves care for older people and produces nationally and internationally leading research outcomes.

Essential Selection Criteria:

Senior Research Fellow - Level C applicants

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. health services research implementation science; pharmacy, health informatics).
  • A strong track record of relevant publications in high quality journals and citations (with a good number of first-authored papers).
  • Demonstrable experience in managing large collaborative projects with a variety of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated ability to attract external research funding as lead investigator on successful grants.
  • Research experience and skills relevant to improving clinical practice (e.g. learning health system approaches, quality improvement, behaviour change, implementation science) that can be applied to investigating and improving aged care medication issues in collaboration with aged care providers, clinicians and policy-makers.
  • Excellent understanding of the Australian health care/aged care system and experience working with health system partners.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of a range of research methods including quantitative data analytic skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata, Python, and/or R.
  • Experience with higher degree research student supervision.

Research Fellow – Level B applicants

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., pharmacy, epidemiology, health services research, health informatics).
  • A track record of relevant publications.
  • Good knowledge of the Australian/aged care health care system.
  • Demonstrable experience in the application of a range of research methods including quantitative data analytic skills and experience with statistical software packages such as SAS, Stata, Python, and/or R.
  • Research experience and skills relevant to investigating aged care medication issues.
  • 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.

For additional information about this role please visit the website.

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