Research Fellow, Care Economy Research Institute

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: City West Campus, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 27 Jun 2024

  • Part time - 0.8FTE
  • Fixed Term until 30/9/26
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses (Albury/Wodonga Campus preferred)
  • Be part of a passionate and innovative team

About the position

La Trobe University has established a world leading flagship Care Economy Research Institute (CERI) to achieve a step change in research impact and profile. CERI will unite high performing researchers engaged around a significant and complex challenge to drive impact and innovation and will be the engine through which La Trobe delivers world-leading research and generates external income at a greater scale than is possible through La Trobe’s existing research centres.

CERI, led by Professor Irene Blackberry as the Institute Director, will deliver a step change for La Trobe, by expanding LTU’s research and teaching capability in the health and wellbeing space across La Trobe and help to strengthen partnerships with multiple health care providers, government, education and research facilities across Australia.

The position will involve engaging and negotiating with stakeholders (community, service provider and industry partners), designing projects, preparing applications for ethical approval, data collection and analysis, writing up and publishing research findings and participating in research dissemination activities.

The position will be responsible for the supervision and mentoring of higher degree research students, early career researchers, as well as liaising and working collaboratively with researchers across the entire CERI domain network. As a critical Institute role, the position will require someone to operate independently and across multiple projects and initiatives, as well as to generate research revenue from various sources to expand research activities.This position will report to the Director of the Care Economy Research Institute, who is based at Albury-Wodonga campus and so it is preferred that this position is also based at this campus. Alternative campuses will be considered for the right candidate.

The position will involve some travel to other La Trobe University campuses to meet industry partners and with staff and CERI members.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • A doctoral qualification in a field relevant to the care economy such as (but not limited to): public health, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, nursing, social work, health services management or allied health.
  • A track record of research excellence including peer review publications and attracting research grants from various sources.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection, analysis relevant to the broader care sector including care across the life-course.
  • Capacity to apply high level computer skills, including a good understanding of software relevant to the conduct of research including SPSS/Stata/SAS, Endnote, NVivo, Project Manager.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to working in rural settings and understanding of the Australian health system and care economy.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

Welcome Video - Victorian Regional campuses – See link below;


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm, Thursday 27th June, 2024

Position Enquiries: Professor Irene Blackberry, Director of the Care Economy Research Institute and John Richards Chair

Via email: [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White Talent, Acquisition Consultant

Via email: [email protected]  

Position Description below:

 PD - Research Fellow CERI 0.8FTE.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (max 1 page); and
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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