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Research Fellow

Apply now Job no: 501930
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Research Only / Fellowship

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, you'll join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. Home to the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) and Australia's first fully integrated academic health sciences centre, we are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) is an internationally leading health services research facility and brings together three well-known, leading and highly successful Macquarie University research centres that work in the separate but related areas of complexity science, implementation science, health informatics, health services and health systems and safety.

Within AIHI, The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role:

The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) is seeking an exceptional Research Fellow, to oversee and manage a complex research study while also conducting collaborative research and coordinating studies across a mix of projects.

The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and able to undertake project management, while working within a multi-disciplinary team to encourage evidence-based practice in oncology.
The successful candidate will help oversee the extensive suite of studies undertaken by the CRE and will lead the design and analysis of the qualitative studies, that aim to characterise oncology care in two Sydney Local Health Districts and to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation of evidence-based practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to use a range of qualitative methods, with prior experience in one or more of these methods, including interviews, focus groups and ethnographic studies. The successful applicant will be able to undertake qualitative analysis with large datasets using these data and applying, for example, social network analysis. The position will undertake extensive fieldwork, as well as managing the extensive qualitative data projects that contribute to the CRE. The findings will inform the design and implementation of multi-method implementation research projects to improve oncology care.

This position will focus predominantly on research using qualitative methods and will work in the newly-established Centre for Research Excellence in Implementation Science in Oncology, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council for five years.

Selection Criteria:

To be considered for this position, applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and attach a detailed response to the selection criteria, in a separate document.


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including policy makers, hospital executives, clinicians, etc.
  • Demonstrated track record of contributing to peer reviewed publications in high quality journals
  • Evidence of capacity to secure future research grants
  • Experience with successful research student supervision
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the academic life and administrative tasks of the broader workplace, with a track record of effective team work
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake field work activities, such as ethnographic observations, conducting interviews or managing focus groups
  • Evidence of providing expertise in the drafting of final reports including journal articles and technical reports
  • Evidence of capacity to present papers at conferences and workshops


  • Interest in and evidence of capacity for interdisciplinary and multi-method research
  • Experience with or substantial knowledge of Social Network Analysis

Note: This position requires a criminal record check and is based in NSW

Salary Package: From $99,879 to $118,174 per annum (Level B) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment type: Full-time, 2 year fixed-term contract.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: Thursday 15 March 2018 at 11:55pm (AEDT)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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