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Research Fellow - Grade 2 - Gold Coast

Griffith University

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).

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