• Full time fixed term Research Fellow position until December 2024-Based in Lismore Northern NSW with flexibility to work remotely
  • Join the University of Sydney’s Department of Rural Health and assist in important research focusing on musculoskeletal health and chronic disease prevention in rural NSW
  • Salary Academic Level B range from $113,184 to $134,403+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney’s Department of Rural Health – Northern Rivers known locally as the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), is a vibrant collaborative academic hub for rural health development. UCRH is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, an area characterised by significant disparities in social and economic conditions, a rapidly growing and aging population, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

UCRH Associate Professor Christopher Williams and his team have research interests focusing on enabling Learning Health Systems, in particular to support better health care for musculoskeletal health, chronic pain and associated chronic disease risks over the life course.

As Research Fellow will have an opportunity to assist the team in a number of musculoskeletal health research programs, partnering with National and State Government Health organisations. This will include involvement in clinical trials and development of research involving clinicians at the front line of rural community health in Mid North Coast and Northern NSW.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • apply and refine expertise in research methodologies
  • undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team) within discipline or area of expertise
  • contributes and coordinates to the research and administration activities of the discipline
  • develop research collaborations which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialistation, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry
  • assist with future grant applications and supervision of PhD students.

About you

  • have a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline
  • demonstrate expertise and creativity in applying a range of research methods including health services research, clinical and/or implementation trials and mixed methods.
  • demonstrate a growing track record of impactful research including publications in a related field.
  • demonstrate high level writing and editorial capabilities, with experience leading research funding applications.
  • developing skills as a mentor for junior scientists as evidenced by training or experience as a supervisor or mentor.
  • demonstrate a strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams, with health professionals, health services partners and community.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Your cover letter or supporting documentation should address the criteria in the “about you” section of the advertisement above.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Cecilia Blamey, Recruitment Operations, by email to [email protected].

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Applications Close

Sunday 20 August 2023 11:59 PM


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