Research Fellow - General Practice (Christchurch)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 22 Mar 2020

Research Fellow - General Practice (Christchurch)-2000382



Who We Are

The University of Otago, Christchurch is the base for medical and postgraduate health education and health research in Christchurch. We collaborate closely in our research and student programmes with the region’s hospitals run by the Canterbury District Health Board, and other community health agencies.

Our departmental research interests cover a wide range of primary care activity and we are actively involved in a range of clinical trials and observational studies. Current research interests include primary care musculoskeletal conditions, innovative models of care, pharmacovigilance, and shared decision making. In all of our research, we aim to generate information that will have immediate clinical impact for patients and providers in primary care.

In addition to links with our sister primary care departments across the country, we have active research collaborations with other specialities locally and nationally, and we work closely with Pegasus Health, the region’s largest Primary Health Organisation. Pegasus holds a large and rich dataset relating to many aspects of primary care activity; this has formed the basis of several successful collaborations with Pegasus and we are keen to develop this part of our work further.

The Department provides undergraduate teaching modules in general practice for 4th and 6th (trainee intern) year students. These modules are highly regarded by our students and all academic staff are involved in their delivery.

The Role

• To participate in a series of research projects from conception to completion including literature review, protocol development, ethics approval, data collection, analysis and dissemination of findings.
• To undertake a variety of data analyses from existing datasets and to publish results in peer reviewed journals.
• To integrate and communicate with departmental colleagues, and participate in any opportunities for on-going professional development in developing skills relevant to academic general practice research.

• Occasional teaching of the MBChB undergraduate students as required and agreed with the Head of Department.

Your Skills and Experience

• PhD research qualification desirable.
• Research experience, in both qualitative and quantitative health research methods, and analysis of policies from various stakeholders’ perspectives, or equivalent experience.

Further details

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) fixed term position for 12 months.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2000382 will close on Sunday, 22 March 2020.


Additional Information Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

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Primary Location
Employment Status
 Fixed Term Part-time
Salary Level and Range
 Lecturer / Research Fellow - Medical & Dental ($83,525 to $103,708)
 General Practice
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