Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - Dementia Centre of Excellence

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job reference: 1069154
About us
Enable Institute

The Enable Institute is a new collaborative venture focussed on conducting research which uses a whole of life (from maternity to palliative care), and whole of person (body, mind, and place) approach to meet the physical and mental health needs of people of all levels, ability, and age, to help them stay well and in their communities and to live personally meaningful and enriching lives.

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Your New Role
The successful candidate will coordinate a program of research focused on healthy ageing to inform the development of new strategies to promote well-being, quality of life and reduce dementia risk in the older population. You will work in close partnership with colleges in the Dementia Centre of Excellence, Enable Institute and Dementia Australia to develop novel strategies to prevent cognitive and physical impairment (e.g. dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment [MCI]) across the life-course, and inform new policy on how this can be achieved.
In this role you will:

  • Conduct systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Analyse data from epidemiological studies focused on ageing and dementia.
  • Design and coordinate clinical feasibility trials focused on reducing risk of dementia.
  • Attain research funding.
  • Disseminate research findings including for example submit peer-review publications and present at meetings/conferences.
  • Prepare policy documents.
  • Take on administrative responsibilities of the Dementia and Ageing Domain within the Enable Institute.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Blossom Stephan, Chair in Dementia, Enable Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences

via [email protected].

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare facility, and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.
We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.
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Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate two-page document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

  • A doctoral qualification in epidemiology, public health, medical sciences, biomedical science, experimental medicine, health sciences or a related field.
  • A scientific portfolio related to the position’s focus areas.
  • Experience in systematic reviewing.
  • Proven experience in attaining research funding.
  • Proven experience in trial design, data management and biostatistical analyses.
  • An established record of highly productive research outputs with regular publication in high quality refereed academic journals, consistent with a national/international reputation in the field.
  • Familiarity with ethical considerations in research and human subjects research regulations.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Experience in biomarker analysis is desirable, but not necessary.

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Applications close: Monday, 4 March 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position will require you to have a current Working with Children Check.
You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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