Research Associate in Public Health

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details 

  • Fixed-Term until 31 December 2024 

  • Academic Level A | $79,828-$96,742 (p.a.) | Full Time Position at 1.0 FTE (View Position Description)

  • Academic Level B | $101,724 - $120,380 (pro rata) | Part Time Position at 0.8 FTE (View Position Description)

  • Location: Bedford Park  


About the College of Medicine and Public Health         

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do. 

About the Role 

In collaboration with the Chief Investigator and the Project Research Team, the Research Associate will undertake research in Population Health by contributing to the preparation and implementation of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded program. As the Research Associate, you will be responsible for analysing data, preparing manuscripts for publication, and coordinating conference presentations to successfully accomplish Key Performance Indicators. Your role will be integral to all research processes including idea generation, literature reviews, data production and collaboration with industry partners and stakeholders.  

About You 

You will be a high-level communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills to build positive collegial relationships with diverse staff, stakeholders, and industry in an academic environment. You will demonstrate a commitment to the College’s values by prioritising ethical scholarship for research outputs, and publications. Your keen attention to detail, and your excellent organisational skills will successfully deliver project targets within the specified timelines.  With strong critical analysis skills, you will review literature to further develop your thorough understanding of contemporary issues in healthcare, patient care, and the delivery of health policies.

To be successful in this position, you will:  

  • Acquire a PhD in Public Health or other health-related field, or significant progress towards completion of a PhD in Public Health or other health-related field

  • Demonstrate emerging research experience in terms of publications and presentations at a national and/or international level in a relevant field.

  • Exhibit experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.

For consideration at a Level B Classification, you will need to have completed a PhD in Public Health or other health-related field.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?  

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff.

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services , gym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment  

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy   

  • In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the Level A Position Description or Level B Position Description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Jacqueline Stephens

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

25 Jan 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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