Date posted: 13 Mar 2017 Applications close: 07 Apr 2017
Location: Sydney, NSW
Fellow / Principal Research Fellow - Research Leader Rural and Remote Health
The Broken Hill Department of Rural Health is seeking
a research leader to contribute to research consistent with the aims and
direction of the department. You will be responsible for the research centre and
providing strategic and academic leadership in the department’s research
capacity building components in line with the Rural Health Multidisciplinary
Training Program Research Parameters.
University Department of Rural Health
Sydney School of
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Hill Department of Rural Health (BH UDRH) operates a research centre in
partnership with the Far West Local Health District. The centre focuses its
research efforts on specific health issues affecting rural and remote
populations by developing and evaluating regionally relevant projects and by
undertaking the remote component of wider research and development
As a research
leader you will contribute to research consistent with the aims and direction of
the department. You will be responsible for the research centre and providing
strategic and academic leadership in the department’s research capacity building
components in line with the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program
You will provide
support to novice researchers in the region and develop networks with
researchers in western NSW. You
will also contribute towards the department’s growing expertise in the area of
rural health, specifically in areas concerning rural health workforce
development and health issues affecting people living in rural and remote areas
of western New South Wales.
The University values
courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and
respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent
aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking
for a Senior Research Fellow (Level C) or Principal Research Fellow (Level D)
issues relating to rural health and rural health workforce
a track record in the
publication of research and production of evidence summaries
a track record in
obtaining peer reviewed grants (desirable for Level C; essential for Level
and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work closely and harmoniously
potential to make an
outstanding contribution to rural health research through providing leadership
in University, professional and community affairs
skills and a proven record of being able to encourage the development of staff
with health agencies and government departments at central and regional
to translate research findings into improved healthcare outcomes
leadership in research training and capacity building including continuing
professional development and supervision of novice researchers and, at Level D,
postgraduate research students and postdoctoral
ability to work in a
complex and challenging environment.
You have a PhD or equivalent in health or medical research and
significant and relevant postdoctoral experience.
Since our inception
160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us.
We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives
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inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's
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We are undergoing
significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation,
progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and
improving the world around us.
For more information
on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack
available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers
this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to
complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For
more information and instructions, please visit: NSW
Health employment requirements.
All applications must
be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.
Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the
reference number to apply.
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Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people
of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups
including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and
people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are
we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be
sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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