Senior Research Fellow – Implementation Science (Liver and Lung Cancer Screening)

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0016591
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Level C – $140,433 – $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Drive policy change and improved health outcomes through research on Australia’s first targeted lung screening program and liver fibrosis.
  • Collaborative team environment, mentoring opportunities, and the chance to contribute to ground-breaking research.
  • $140,433 – $161,926 p.a., plus 17% super, and benefits!

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow with experience in implementation science. In this role, you will significantly contribute to two externally funded implementation trials focused on liver fibrosis and lung cancer screening in primary care settings. You will work as part of a collaborative team, engaging with healthcare providers and conducting research to understand the determinants of implementation and contextual factors influencing uptake. This unique position allows you to be at the forefront of Australia’s first targeted national screening program in lung cancer and build the evidence base for a potential targeted liver screening program. Additionally, you will have the chance to contribute to a positive team culture, mentor junior staff and students, and pursue new funding opportunities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development, execution, analysis and interpretation of a process evaluation and implementation activities for the IDEAL Care liver fibrosis trial. 
  • Work collaboratively with the IDEAL Care team to assist with the ethics, governance and working updates of the implementation activities of the trial.
  • Work collaboratively with the Ready to Screen lung cancer screening team to deliver the trial in primary care practices.
  • Make significant contributions to writing peer-reviewed manuscripts for both trials.

Who We Are Looking For
You are a collaborative researcher who excels at working with teams across multiple organisations. Your excellent communication, negotiation, and influencing skills enable you to engage effectively with primary care practitioners, managers, and policymakers. With a strong background in developing trial protocols and research applications, you bring exceptional organisational and time management skills to meet deadlines and navigate changing priorities with ease.

You will also have:

  • PhD in relevant discipline (implementation science, health services research, etc.)
  • Track record of publications demonstrating expertise in data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders across disciplines and locations.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in implementation or improvement sciences, including real-world trials.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “ Centre for Health Policy“
The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) is dedicated to shaping health policy, improving access to healthcare, and enhancing the safety and efficiency of healthcare systems. As a leading independent voice in health policy, we generate evidence and insights to inform decision-making and strengthen healthcare practices. Our interdisciplinary team of experts, including researchers, clinicians, economists, and policy analysts, collaborate to address the most pressing health challenges. Joining CHP means being part of a diverse and influential community that advises government and international organizations. Additionally, we offer opportunities for professional development through short courses and involvement in teaching programs. Together, we strive to make a meaningful impact on population health and create positive change in healthcare systems.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion  page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected] .

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation  page.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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Position Description

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