Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Fellow – Safe Quality Use of Medicines

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime

  • School of Pharmacy

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities to further your research endeavours

  • Based at our premier research precinct Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (PACE)

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative .

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

About This Opportunity 

Our prestigious School of Pharmacy is seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Research Fellow to conduct research on a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) project titled Reducing hospital re-admission for high-risk CARDiology patients ( RECARD ).

This MRFF project is a large program of work exploring the implementation of a pharmacist-led interdisciplinary transition of care service in cardiology patients and aims to improve patient re-integration from hospital to community and reduce medication-related harm. The RECARD program will involve various qualitative and quantitative studies, along with implementation science methodologies. The project is in the initial stages which includes evidence mapping and stakeholder engagement, as well as submission of ethics and governance approvals. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in contributing and supporting the RECARD program by managing, coordinating and conducting this essential research.

This is a part-time (80% FTE), fixed term, research focused position through to 31 March 2027. This opportunity is being offered at Academic Level A or Level B commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

At Level A, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,308 - $99,426, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $86,941 - $116,329 annually. 

At Level B, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $104,579 - $124,187, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $122,358 - $145,299 annually. 

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

For further information about UQ and our School of Pharmacy, as well as the key responsibilities of the role and selection criteria for each level, please view this appointment booklet .

Please note, you must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Nazanin Ghahreman-Falconer (Lecturer, School of Pharmacy) at [email protected] .

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:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the relevant ‘About You’ section (found within the appointment booklet above)

Applicants should specifically address in your cover letter which academic level you are applying for (Level A or Level B).

Other Information 

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 our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal 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 Monday 4 December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number: R-32134).

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