Research Fellow in Improving Aboriginal Health in the Kimberley Region of WA
University of Western Australia Medical School

Research Fellow – Improving Aboriginal health in the Kimberley region of WA

Job no: 506426
Work type: full time
Location: Broome
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences

UWA Medical School

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

  • Full time, fixed term appointment until 31 December 2022
  • Salary range: Level B $102,983 - $121,864 p.a. plus superannuation
  • Position will be based in Broome, Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) is a network of 15 rural and remote sites across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Great Southern and South West regions of Western Australia.  The School is administered by the University of Western Australia's (UWA) School of Medicine with a cross University executive from UWA, the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle School of Medicine) and Curtin University Medical School. The RCSWA is committed to providing quality teaching, research, professional development and clinical service in rural and remote settings.

This position is based in the Kimberley where RCSWA sites conduct collaborative research with health services into improving Aboriginal health and building research capacity.

About the opportunity

Under limited directions from Principal Research Fellow, Assoc/Prof Julia Marley and in close collaboration with the Kimberley Medical Services, you will provide impetus and capacity to research initiatives in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. You will focus on statistical analysis of real world health services data from current and future projects.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience and training to a level equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy or substantial completion of a Doctor of Philosophy in a relevant health related research field
  • Substantial experience working in the field of Aboriginal health research or with other priority health populations
  • Understanding of issues that impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and commitment to Aboriginal community control
  • Skills and experience in quantitative health research design, analysis and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including high level verbal and written communication skills and the capacity to work closely with people from a wide range of backgrounds

About you

You will be a skilled health researcher who can contribute to the development of this exciting position. You will also have a genuine interest in Aboriginal health in rural and remote settings and a commitment to Aboriginal community consultation and control. In addition, you will enjoy working in a busy and varied collaborative academic environment, be comfortable working with a variety of community, Aboriginal Community Controlled and state government health service settings and be well organised to prioritise the different demands this position offers. 

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.  In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. 

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Fellow 506426.pdf

Closing date: Monday, 26 April 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

Advertised: 29 Mar 2021 W. Australia Standard Time

Applications close: 26 Apr 2021 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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