Research Fellow: Digital Health (Level BRF)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

  • Based in the UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences Unit at the City East campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 15 August 2025
  • Commencement Salary: $109,074 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

The position will contribute to grant-funded research under the broad direction of the Associate Research Professor. The Research Fellow: Digital Health will support the QUM Medicines and Therapeutic Education Service (QUM MATES) Project. The position will take responsibility for developing and evaluating innovative digital health methods to improve clinical decision making, with a particular focus on therapy decision and monitoring.

Working in close collaboration with a team of experts, developers and clinicians, the position will be responsible for study development, data analysis and communication of results in both written and verbal formats. The position will also supervise research students.
About UniSA  

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

At UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences we are addressing society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research excellence. One of seven Academic Units, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, medical sciences, laboratory medicine, and food and nutrition science with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.   

Home to the University of South Australia Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre and with key research concentrations in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention, nursing and midwifery workforce development, drug discovery, pharmaceutical innovation, health and disease biology, and food nutrition and health, we continue to meet community health needs and contribute to a healthier society.  

Funded under the Quality Use of Diagnostics, Therapeutic and Pathology Program Health Professional Education Grant the QUM MATES project will provide up to date health and medicines information specifically tailored for general practitioners. The activities of the project will be adapted from the successful Veterans’ MATES program and are underpinned by the guiding principles of Australia’s National Strategy for Quality Use of Medicines. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Identify opportunities for digital health interventions and contribute to research proposal and analysis plans
  • Research and implement methods appropriate for critical evaluation of the concepts, tools and methods of the project
  • Lead the development of proof-of-concept applications, write and execute study protocols to evaluate functionalities
  • Engage with collaborative partners to coordinate data analytic plans across data sets
  • Prepare high quality manuscripts of project findings and manage the process of external reviews and submission for publication

Essential Skills and Experience 
  • A PhD qualification in Health Informatics, Health Services or Population Health, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field
  • Experience in the implementation and evaluation of research projects in healthcare settings
  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, and deployment
  • Proficiency in developing small-scale prototypes or proof-of-concept applications to demonstrate the feasibility and functionality of digital health solutions
  • Strong data analysis skills, including the ability to collect, process, and analyse health data. Demonstrated attention to detail in the maintenance of data


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment.  Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

Start Your Unstoppable Career! 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.
Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5706

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 3 December 2023

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.  

The incumbent must sign a confidentiality deed for the Veterans’ MATES project.

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