First Nations Senior Research Fellow (Rural Health) - First Nations Identified Position

Location: Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga
Salary: Level C - $125,300 to $144,318 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing Date: 11pm, 1st September 2022

The First Nations Senior Research Fellow will take a lead role in the implementation of the Three Rivers DRH research plan, with a particular focus on First Nations health research. The Senior Research Fellow will lead and support the development and implementation of research projects addressing the health and wellbeing of First Nations people and rural communities. The First Nations Senior Research Fellow will enable capacity building of researchers within the DRH and its partner institutions to deliver on the DRH’s core mission of healthy rural communities and improving First Nations health outcomes. The First Nations Senior Research Fellow will work to establish collaborative networks with researchers and communities in the footprint of the Three Rivers DRH to conduct, facilitate, disseminate and translate First Nations and rural health research.

 Principal responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in First Nations health in rural and remote areas and develop high quality and effective research partnerships with key stakeholders in industry and the community.
  • Liaise with institutional, industry and community stakeholders to develop, implement and conduct research project aims and objectives and ensure research is responsive to policy and local contexts.
  • Lead collaborative research projects with internal and external researchers and stakeholders to develop research initiatives to provide better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  •  Prepare documentation for gaining ethical approval for research projects and all relevant reporting documentation throughout the lifespan of individual projects. 
  • Conduct literature reviews and maintain Endnote databases, including use of software for scoping and systematic reviews. 
  •  Engage in rigorous data collection and analysis, independently and as part of projects teams, providing leadership as required. 
  •  Produce high-quality research outputs at a national and international level through scholarship, publication and presentation. 
  • Support the advancement of health professionals from nursing and midwifery, allied health and dentistry professions, to promote better health outcomes for First Nations people and promote high quality research training ensuring excellence in policy and practice. 
  • Seek opportunities to contribute to the leadership, governance, marketing and promotion, and administrative activities to facilitate the work of the Three Rivers DRH. 
  • Supervision of Research Higher Degree students. 
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to support the academic development of colleagues, with a particular focus on First Nations research methodologies and practice. 
  • Other duties appropriate to the classification as required.

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Contact Officer: Dr Melissa Nott/ Principal Research Fellow

Contact Phone: 02 6051 9246

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