Research Fellow

University of Sydney

  • Great opportunity to contribute to a research project focused reforming primary care

  • Full-time, 18-month fixed-term Research Fellow position

  • Base Salary $118,390 – $140,586 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and adaptive Research Fellow to work on identifying promising avenues for the reform of primary care across Australia and Canada. This multi-faceted role will require the preferred candidate to undertake health system analysis to examine and extrapolate information on primary care systems in both countries undertaking comparative analysis using health policy frameworks.

This role is part of a collaborative project between the University of Sydney University of Toronto (Canada) and the University of Melbourne. You will work alongside expert senior academics and liaise with high-level health system managers and policy makers to draw lessons from each country’s health policies to enable primary care that is sustainable, well-integrated and high quality.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Apply and refine expertise in research methodologies

  • undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team) such as literature reviews, qualitative interviews with health system leaders and comparative theory-based analysis

  • coordinate the research and administration of the project

  • develop research collaborations that will ultimately result in improved policy

  • assist with future grant applications, ethics approvals, and supervision of PhD students

About you

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline

  • expertise and experience in undertaking health systems research, particularly in community and primary care settings – knowledge or experience in Australian/Canadian comparative health care is desirable

  • expertise in the design and conduct of qualitative research, including qualitative interviews and theory-led analysis

  • track record of impactful research and publications in the field

  • research project management experience, including ethics and publication processes

  • strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary and international teams, liaising with senior health partners, and stakeholders.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

The University of 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 encouraged.

How to apply

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