Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Full-Time, Part-Time at 0.8 Considered

  • Fixed term for 1 year (with a strong opportunity for renewal; subject to funding)

  • Academic Level C | $124,109 - $142,764 p.a.

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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 National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)

NCETA - The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction - is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field. NCETA is 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. The promotion of Workforce Development (WFD) principles, research and evaluation of effective practices is NCETA's core business.

About the Role

The Senior Research Fellow will lead research and evaluation projects, deliver on strategic objectives, and help build the national and international reputation of NCETA, FHMRI and Flinders University. Particularly, this will involve identification and acquisition of external research grants, quality publications and collaborations with industry partners. You will strategically plan the research promotional pursuits for NCETA and identify relevant opportunities to expand research activity. Leading a team of Research Fellows and Assistants, you will foster an environment of research excellence and continuous growth together with the Director of NCETA.

About You

We are looking for an experienced researcher with a demonstrated track record in an area aligned with the research strengths in tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drug use. You can demonstrate your success in winning competitive grants and tenders, ideally category 1 grants, as well as success in supervising higher degree students to completion. You are an excellent interpersonal communicator, work well to deadlines and use your judgement under minimal supervision to deliver projects and activities required to a research-intensive unit.

In addition, we are looking for someone who demonstrates:

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

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

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

  • An ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students, and industry nationally and/or internationally, as well as mentoring less experienced College team members. 

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 servicesgym  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  

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 position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Jacqueline Bowden

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

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

13 Feb 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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