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Research Fellow - Grade 2 - Gold Coast


Employer: Griffith University
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Policy & Research
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 10 September, 2019.
Applications close: 01 October, 2019.

Be Remarkable

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Hopkins Centre, within the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, bring this to life by engaging in novel, person focused, community embedded research that improves health, disability, and rehabilitation practices, service delivery, and systems. The Centre is ideally positioned to lead translation of research into policy and clinical practice as it brings together and formalises collaborations between experienced clinicians, expert academic researchers, community practitioners, policy-makers, and people with lived experience of disability. This opportunity is based in The Hopkins Centre but includes collaboration with colleagues from across the University and through a network of community partners.

The Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Research Fellow (Grade 2) to be responsible for coordinating a funded program of strategic activities that will lay the foundation for a new Highly Integrative Program of Basic and Applied Research (HIBAR) in Child Health and Disability. Working with the supervision and support of senior researchers, the primary focus of this role is to work to plan, implement, and evaluate a set of defined activities that will bring researchers from across disciplines together to create and capitalise on major opportunities to improve health, education, and community outcomes for children and their families. The role includes connecting research across disciplines (e.g., speech pathology, psychology, molecular sciences, nursing and midwifery, nutrition and dietetics, exercise science and sport, physiotherapy, and education), assisting a strategic planning process, coordinating funding and publication activities, coordinating and contributing to research grant applications and publications, facilitating cross-institutional fellowships, and sharing the outcomes of the program with the community through media and symposia. Within this framework, the Research Fellow will be supported to develop and extend their own program of research, build on connections and collaborations established in this role including opportunities to shape and extend current and planned projects.

This is a fixed term (up to 2021), part time (80%) position based at the Gold Coast campus.

About You

Success in this role requires a commitment to engaging in work that fosters, and is integral to, the development of a novel innovative program of highly integrative research including collaboration within the University and with key external partners. You have evidence of a passion for working in this manner, with experience fostering a culture of cross-disciplinary research collaboration and a track record of research that translates to positive community impact. You are an ambitious person with creativity and drive, who creates interesting and effective solutions to barriers in research, with a strong desire to build a career aimed at positively transforming the lives of children and families. You bring research, and ideally clinical and/or community experience, in a field of study complementary to the program and evidence of a commitment to working in ways that foster collegiality, celebrate diversity including neurodiversity, and at all times focuses on the desired outcomes for the community.

Salary Range

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $94,361 - $112,057 (pro rata) per annum.

What We Offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to apply for this job

Please click here to submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description: 00060110_PD.pdf
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Dr David Trembath, Associate Professor of Speech Pathology +61 (0) 7 5678 0103.

For application queries, please contact Jinita Dhall, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.