Research Fellow – Physical Activity
La Trobe University
Research Fellow – Physical Activity
Job No.: 561614
Work type: Fixed Term
Part-time (0.6 EFT), Fixed-term (2 years)
Located at Bundoora Campus
Level B – Research Fellow $98,510 – $116,332 per annum + 17% superannuation
About the position
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to take on the role of project manager for a 2-year research project funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) titled: ‘ Increasing physical activity among young adults with disability’.
This project comprises two ‘streams’. Stream 1 will explore how social support can be utilised in gym settings to enable physical activity participation. Stream 2 will assess cost barriers to access and utilisation of gym facilities among young adults with disability. The research methods to be used in this project are: a scoping review, a state-wide survey of current practices, qualitative interviews with young people with disability and gym staff, focus groups with stakeholders and a discrete choice experiment.
An experienced project manager is sought to take day to day responsibility for the conduct of the project.
Skills and Experience
To be considered for this position, you will have:
Undergraduate degree in physiotherapy, or another health discipline
Experience in research and/or project management in a university, health care or community organisation setting
High level organisational skills including effective time and workload management, advanced problem-solving skills, and an ability to work independently and to exercise initiative
Excellent data management skills, including database development; data collection; ability to consolidate and present data effectively
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective, productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Evidence of the ability to work as a member of a team in a co-operative and collegial manner
Postgraduate research training (e.g. Masters or PhD)
Experience working with people with disability
Experience and/or skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis
A research track record of publications, conference presentations, and/or other professional contributions
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.
About La Trobe
La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.
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How to apply
Closing date: Wednesday 18th August 2021 by 11:55pm
Position Enquiries: Nora Shields, +61 3 9479 5852
Recruitment Enquiries: email@example.com
Position Description below:
PD – Research Fellow – Physical Activity.docx
Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.
Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:
An up to date resume; and
A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.