Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Rural Health
University of Melbourne
About – Department of RuralHealth
https: // medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health
Our Department provides professional health education and research training in a rural context. Based at Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley, we have major nodes at Ballarat and Wangaratta and associations with nearly 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria. We offer an exciting range of multidisciplinary opportunities for undergraduate, postgraduate students and practicing health professionals. We also have a research program invesitigating rural health workforce, chronic illness and cultural inclusion in our regions.
About the Role
This position offers the opportunity for a rural health researcher to join our team to conduct evaluations of our programs and undertake research projects that will improve understanding of the health workforce in our regions. These projects include evaluating our training, student placement and other programs as well as workforce mapping, workforce projects and working with health services. Knowledge of research design, data collection and analysis as well as rural health issues is required along with a track record of grants and publications. The position provides the researcher with an opportunity to lead new projects, evaluate existing programs and collaborate with colleagues to support existing research projects.
The position reports to Professor Lisa Bourke (UDRH Director). This role is available in either Wangaratta, Shepparton or Ballarat, as selected by the preferred applicant, however the incumbent must live and work in one of these rural regions. Researchers in the UDRH receive a small annual allowance for conference travel or professional development.
Undertaking evaluations of the UDRH training, student placement and other programs as directed
Mapping the rural health workforce in our regions to identify workforce shortages, needs and alternative approaches
Actively contributing to the UDRH Research Team by being a supportive colleague, a mentor to junior researchers, and a partner with other researchers on rural health research projects
Actively participating in the UDRH, including participation in the UDRH meetings, research team meetings and other relevant meetings and also provide the required reporting twice per year
You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective research collaboration and engagement and experience of working in interprofessional research teams that have achieved research outcomes. You will have demonstrated ability to articulate scholarly research through conference presentations, public (community) presentations, non-peer reviewed mediums and University level forums.
You will also have:
PhD in an area related to rural health
A strong publication record of original research related to rural health
Evidence of research funding related to rural health research
Ability to articulate the impact of research activity and to work to achieve impact from research findings
Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.
About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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Advertised: 30 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time