Job title: Associate Research Fellow, Aboriginal Health Services


Job description: Offer Description

Med Tech
  • Located at Western Health and Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE) and Fixed-term for 3 years
  • Level A $76,985 – $103,493 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

Who are we?The Faculty of Health is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating and social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery. The School of Nursing and Midwifery places high emphasis on research that makes a difference and is solution-led. We work closely with industry partners and the government to put findings into practice.About the role:The Associate Research Fellow will contribute to the project A co-designed self-management program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples living with type 2 diabetes. The Guided Self-determination approach is an evidence-based life-skill intervention program involving self-directed or shared decision making between Aboriginal and Torre Straight Islanders people with type 2 diabetes. They will work with project colleagues and trained health practitioners, will engage collaboratively to conduct high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs, with mentorship from leaders within the research team.The Associate Research Fellow will conduct research activities in the area of Aboriginal health services and key organisations. They will work with Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations, Traditional Custodians, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, other registered Aboriginal organisations, industry partners, Diabetes Australia and professional bodies and industry partners.This position is suited to an emerging researcher keen to explore and build on new areas and foster research and researcher development to have real-world impact and contribute to a dynamic and enthusiastic research team.As an Associate Research Fellow, you will:

  • Conduct high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs, with mentorship
  • Engage collaboratively with Aboriginal communities to participate in novel and high-quality research or activities
  • Communicate outputs and ensure impact of academic activity on the field and the community
  • Support and may lead applications for funding including competitive for research activities
  • Begin building body of work and reputation and recognition for quality, excellence and impact

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Preferable a PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to the discipline course
  • Ability to contribute to communities through research
  • Capacity to contribute to mentorship of research assistant and other team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to contribute to community engagement for research
  • Extensive experience of working with Aboriginal communities in a health service context.
  • Preferable being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;

Here’s how to apply:Please submit your updated resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Professor Bodil Rasmussen (School of Nursing & Midwifery) onFor a copy of the position description, please see below:Applications for this position close on 10th April 2024.Why work with us?At Deakin we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture an inclusive, safe and respectful community. You will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.Are You Ready?Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.RequirementsAdditional InformationWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute DEAKIN UNIVERSITY Country Australia City Whitehorse Postal Code Burwood GeofieldWhere to apply WebsiteContact CityWhitehorseSTATUS: EXPIRED

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Job date: Sat, 23 Mar 2024 02:05:53 GMT