Senior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences
University of Adelaide Adelaide Medical School

Senior Research Fellow in Adelaide Medical School

Job no: 504319

Work type: Fixed term - Full-time

Campus: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level C

(Level C) $121,256 to $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full time position for five years with a negotiated start date

We are seeking a mid-career researcher focusing on the First 1000 Days of Life

The Robinson Research Institute is seeking to appoint an exceptional Research Leader to develop and lead a high performing research team working in a field relevant to the Institute’s goal to expand knowledge and improve health outcomes in the area of reproductive and early life origins of health and disease.    

This role will advance the University’s national and international leadership in fertility and pregnancy health, with a focus on maximising infant health outcomes over the First 1000 Days of Life.

Your commitment, innovation, and ability to collaborate will build capacity and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives and partnerships, to ensure that your research outputs have national and international impact.

As an emerging leader in your field, you will benefit from an environment of creativity and innovation in the School and Institute, help promote the national and international profile of the Institute, and contribute to setting the future direction of the Institute to sustain our world leadership in reproductive and pregnancy health research.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD and several years research experience post PhD in an area closely relevant to the First 1000 Days of human life, and aligned with the mission of The Robinson Research Institute.

  • A strong track record in biomedical, clinical and/or public health research in reproductive, pregnancy, infant, or children’s health.

  • Experience in applied or translational research for development of new therapeutic or preventative health strategies relevant to reproductive, pregnancy, infant, or children’s health.

  • Experience in successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching trainee researchers and/or a demonstrated trajectory of leadership capability.

  • High level organisational skills, with demonstrated capacity to establish and achieve goals.

  • A demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate and collaborative manner with other staff in the workplace.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

The Robinson Research Institute is a collective of internationally renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health at the University of Adelaide. Our mission is to deliver world-class advances in knowledge of human reproduction, pregnancy and child health, and to inform clinical care, policy and practice that will improve health across generations and global communities.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form.  Please address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria outlined in the Role Statement. Applications close 11:55pm, 11 July 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Sarah Robertson
Director, Robinson Research Institute
P: +61 (8) 831 34094

For application related enquiries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Human Resources Team

You'll find a selection criteria and academic role statement below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 12 Jun 2020 12:00 AM

Applications close:11 Jul 2020 11:55 PM


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