Senior Research Fellow in Public Health

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



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, full-time, available to 30 June 2022
2 positions available
Compensation Grade:
Research Academic Level C
Salary Range:
$121,795 - $140,102 pa
The Senior Research Fellow will undertake research with the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA). NCETA is an internationally recognised Research Centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. A collaborative venture between Flinders University and the Australian Government Department of Health, NCETA is located within the College of Medicine and Public Health and is part of the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) at Flinders University in South Australia. NCETA is a key national research centre in the alcohol and other drug field. A key focus of the Centre is workforce development (WFD).
The position will take a lead role in developing, managing and implementing research projects and in expanding the College’s research activities within NCETA through the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations.
The position will work collaboratively with other members of NCETA, FHMRI, and external partners.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Fellow in Public Health is accountable for:

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through sustained high quality publications, external research grants and contracts, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presenting at the national and international level.

  • Contributing to research leadership by fostering research excellence.

  • Taking a lead role in the identification, coordination and submission of applications for external research income.

  • Being actively involved in strategic planning and professional activities relevant to the promotion of research and in identifying opportunities to expand and grow research activity.

  • Actively supervising and mentoring Higher Degree Research students.

  • Developing and maintaining, in a leadership capacity, productive strategic local, national and international relationships, collaborations and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and other external organisations.

  • Making a significant contribution, in a leadership capacity, to the management and administration of research in the College.

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

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in psychology, behavioural science, addictions medicine, addiction science, medicine, public health, epidemiology.

  • Demonstrated evidence of an outstanding research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, and/or workforce development including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with corresponding authorship and attraction of competitive grants.  

  • Demonstrated track record of supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective research collaborations within the university and wider community including with industry, government and other organisations.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering project targets in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and initiative, under minimal supervision, to manage, organise and coordinate activities required for the functioning of a research-intensive unit.

  • Knowledge of the intellectual property and the commercialisation process in relation to a research environment.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally.

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor less experienced College Staff.

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Billie Bonevski



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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:

07 Sep 2021



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, full-time, available to 30 June 2022
2 positions available
Compensation Grade:
Research Academic Level C
Salary Range:
$121,795 - $140,102 pa
The Senior Research Fellow will undertake research with the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA). NCETA is an internationally recognised Research Centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. A collaborative venture between Flinders University and the Australian Government Department of Health, NCETA is located within the College of Medicine and Public Health and is part of the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) at Flinders University in South Australia. NCETA is a key national research centre in the alcohol and other drug field. A key focus of the Centre is workforce development (WFD).
The position will take a lead role in developing, managing and implementing research projects and in expanding the College’s research activities within NCETA through the attraction of external grants and research contracts, delivering on strategic research objectives, establishing and maintaining industry and research partnerships, identifying commercially relevant outputs and building the University’s national and international reputation through high quality publications and strong research collaborations.
The position will work collaboratively with other members of NCETA, FHMRI, and external partners.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Fellow in Public Health is accountable for:

  • Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through sustained high quality publications, external research grants and contracts, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presenting at the national and international level.

  • Contributing to research leadership by fostering research excellence.

  • Taking a lead role in the identification, coordination and submission of applications for external research income.

  • Being actively involved in strategic planning and professional activities relevant to the promotion of research and in identifying opportunities to expand and grow research activity.

  • Actively supervising and mentoring Higher Degree Research students.

  • Developing and maintaining, in a leadership capacity, productive strategic local, national and international relationships, collaborations and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry, government and other external organisations.

  • Making a significant contribution, in a leadership capacity, to the management and administration of research in the College.

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

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a PhD or equivalent in psychology, behavioural science, addictions medicine, addiction science, medicine, public health, epidemiology.

  • Demonstrated evidence of an outstanding research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, and/or workforce development including evidence of sustained high-quality publications with corresponding authorship and attraction of competitive grants.  

  • Demonstrated track record of supervision of honours and higher degree students to successful completion.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective research collaborations within the university and wider community including with industry, government and other organisations.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering project targets in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and initiative, under minimal supervision, to manage, organise and coordinate activities required for the functioning of a research-intensive unit.

  • Knowledge of the intellectual property and the commercialisation process in relation to a research environment.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and/or internationally.

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor less experienced College Staff.

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Billie Bonevski



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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:

07 Sep 2021
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