Research Fellow in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed term until June 2024 | Part-Time at 0.8FTE
Academic Level B
Salary Range:
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate)
College of Medicine and Public Health
The Research Fellow will undertake research in Injury Studies, specifically on two key projects – Coorong Diabetes Collaborative and Indigenous Injury Compensation project, under the broad direction of the Chief Investigator. In working with the Chief Investigator and research team, project design and implementation, the analysis of data and the preparation of research outcomes (manuscripts for publication, community reports and workshops). The Research Fellow will actively report on new and current research related to the research program, through generation of appropriate publications and conference presentations. In addition, the position will contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement, building industry and stakeholder relationships, preparation of applications for research funding and cultural safety with discipline colleagues and teams.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Actively contributing to the research project by collaborating with the Research Team to successfully deliver project milestones and Key Performance Indicators.

  •  Independently contributing to the planning and execution of research by offering new and innovative ideas, reviewing relevant literature and other sources of information, actively participating in the production of data, contributing to the writing and editing of grant applications and attending seminars, meetings and conferences.

  • Playing a lead role in coordinating, planning and executing the project tasks required to collaborate with industry partners.

  • Independently contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, publishing in recognised high quality journals and assisting the preparation and submission of bids for external research funding.

  • Supervision of honours and post graduate research projects.

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborations within the University, and at State, national and international levels in order to improve research outputs, patents and publications.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • <b>Click here to view the Position Description </b> Completion of a PhD or equivalent experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health research and/or community development.

  • Demonstrated research experience in terms of publications in high quality publications, attraction of external competitive grants and presentations at a national and/or international level in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health OR Injury Studies

  • Demonstrated experience in Indigenous knowledges, Indigenous qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering project targets on time.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute data collection and analysis.

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.
  • Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.
  • The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

How to Apply

Please review the Key Position Capabilities of the position description and submit a Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages addressing the criteria. Applications without a Suitability Statement may not be considered. For more information, please see our How To Apply page.

Click here to view the Position Description

Information for Applicants:

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

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

23 Oct 2022
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