Research Officer in Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)
University of Queensland - Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)

SQRH is a University Department of Rural Health that supports nursing, midwifery, allied health students and health professionals to develop a high quality and highly skilled workforce across regional, rural and remote Southern Queensland.

SQRH is a joint initiative of UQ,

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS)
and South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS)
SQRH is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMTP). SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

About This Opportunity

The Research Officer will contribute to research and evaluation activities for the rural placement outcomes tracking research, under the broad direction of the Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) Senior Research Fellow.

This research aims to assess the long-term impact and outcomes of rural placements undertaken under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program in the SQRH catchment area by nursing, midwifery and allied health students.

This position is located in Toowoomba, however travel to other sites in the Darling Downs, South West Queensland, and other university campuses may be required.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate:

Undergraduate degree, or higher, in biostatistics, statistics, quantitative methods, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas, with at least two years subsequent experience with linkage, analysis and interpretation of data from longitudinal datasets and/or population surveys, preferably in a biomedical context; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/ training.

Demonstrated experience and ability to conduct and interpret a broad range of multivariate statistical analyses with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R or STATA), including multivariate logistic regression.

Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including the demonstrated ability to communicate clear and accurate statistical research results and explain statistical methods to non-experts.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, research partners and external stakeholders, especially with data custodians.
In addition, the following are conditions of employment for this position:

You will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.
You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

You must hold a current unrestricted driver's license.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time role (36.25 hours per fortnight), fixed term position until 31 December 2020 at HEW level 6

The remuneration package will be in the range $77,400.25 to $83,267.08 p.a. pro rata, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17.0% (total package will be in the range $90,558.29 to $97,422.48 p.a. pro rata)

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.



To discuss this role please contact Dr Geneviève Baratiny via

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Cover letter addressing key selection criteria (no more than 3 pages)

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