Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow, Health Services Research - Allied Health

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: City West Campus, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Sep 2021

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Griffith University and Metro North Hospital & Health Services

The Associate Professor or Senior Research Fellow, Health Services Research – Allied Health, is a joint appointment with the Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) at Griffith University and the Allied Health services in the Metro North Hospital & Health Services (MNHHS). While the position is embedded in CAHE, the role will have a strong relationship and a reporting line to MNHHS.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), the largest of 16 Hospital and Health Services that provide public health services in Queensland. Metro North Allied Health has a well-established and significant research program. Over 2400 allied health practitioners work in Metro North. In 2020, Metro North Allied Health staff were awarded over $4.0M in grant funding through internal and external research schemes ranging from local Research Foundations (RBWH and TPCH) through to national competitive grants such as NHMRC. For further information please visit our website Metro North Hospital and Health Services

At the forefront of improving the health care system, the Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) at Griffith University undertakes economic research to deliver safe, effective and efficient health care solutions that are responsive to consumer preferences and improve quality of life. The Centre has several programs of research in health economics, including health technology assessment for the Australian Government, multiple research grants with national bodies (e.g., ARC, NHMRC), and has research programs eliciting preferences for healthcare and in priority-setting. For further information please visit our website Centre for Applied Health Economics  

About the opportunity

Collaborations across Griffith University and MNHHS are an important aspect of this position and will provide a wealth of opportunities.

We are looking for for an experienced collaborative researcher to develop and lead a research agenda to inform provision of high value allied health services. An important part of this role will be providing input into the design of clinical trials, developing key outcome measures, and the evaluation of the trials, as well as using implementation science and translating research outcomes to policy and practice. Therefore success in this role will require the incumbent will have a comprehensive understanding of the Australian health care system, implementation science and translation of research into practice.

A key focus will be on program evaluation. The incumbent must be able to work with clinical and academic staff in changing environments. Mentoring, providing practical seminars on evaluation methods and contributing to research grant applications and manuscripts are expected in this role.

This a fixed term (five year) full time position based at the Nathan campus and Metro North Hospital & Health Service and it is expected that the successful candidate will be available to attend campus in person as a normal requirement of the role. Further, you may be required to work on either a temporary or an indefinite basis at any premises, which the University currently has or may subsequently acquire or at any premises at which it may from time to time provide services. 

About you

To be successful within this role, you will

  • Hold a tertiary degree or equivalent qualification in an eligible allied health/health practitioner discipline/profession and must be eligible for professional registration or membership to the relevant professional association.
  • Hold a PhD in health services research or a related field with demonstrated high level skills in program evaluation of healthcare interventions and health services.
  • Demonstrate experience in collaborative research with a wide cross-section of allied health professionals, consumers and external stakeholders and have an understanding of knowledge translation and experience in delivering implementation projects in healthcare settings. 
  • Present evidence of your ability to provide leadership and specialist advice on undertaking pragmatic clinical and/or implementation trials in allied health. 

Salary range

Associate Professor (Level D): $144,806 - $159,532 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $169,423- $186,653 per annum.

Senior Research Fellow (Level C): $120,263 - $138,674 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $140,708 - $ 162,248 per annum. 

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the position description: Position Description )
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details

Note:  Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only.  File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants must have unrestricted work rights. 

What Griffith University offers

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans five physical campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). 

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Paul Scuffham, Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland on +61 (0) 7 567 88664 or via email p.scuffham@griffith.edu.au  or contact Mark Butterworth, Executive Director, Allied Health Metro North Hospital and Health Service, on +61 7 3647 9526 or via email mark.butterworth@health.qld.gov.au .

For application queries, please contact People Services on +61 (0) 7 373 54011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further, please contact Joshua Long, Talent Management Partner (First Peoples) on (07) 3735 5403 or joshua.s.long@griffith.edu.au 

Closing date: Thursday 30th September 2021 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CVs sent directly to hiring managers.


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