Jobs: Research Fellow (Victoria)

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
Health Services Research & Evaluation Program
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre

A member of Eastern Health

∙ Unique opportunity to make a difference – contribute to system design and service effectiveness
∙ Full-time
∙ Career progression opportunity
∙ Located at Fitzroy

Turning Point strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms. We aspire to be a world leading service delivery and research and development centre. In working toward our goals we will ensure the safest possible environment in relation to alcohol and other drug problems today and into the future.

Trustworthy, rigorous research and evaluation are cornerstones of sound service planning and systems development. The Health Services Research and Evaluation Program aims to inform better health service delivery and system design related to alcohol and other drug concerns.
This important work focuses on how and whether health systems work, with the goal of aligning services and systems with the evidence on effectiveness in treatment and service delivery. Projects target single programs, as well as regional, state, and national systems.

You will be required to undertake high level complex research tasks including but not limited to: project design and coordination, data collection and analysis, report writing, the preparation of funding applications and dissemination of findings to stakeholders and academic audiences. You will be encouraged to develop a particular area of expertise and build your profile and career pathway via competitive fund rounds and peer review publications. You will supervise junior staff and contribute to program planning.

High calibre applicants will possess postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field as well as relevant research experience. Advanced qualitative or qualitative research skills are required as are solid skills in the management and timely completion of complex research projects. Experience in the translation of research to practice or policy and a PhD in public health / social sciences are highly desirable.

If you are interested in a research career in public health, with a focus on service delivery and system design, please refer to the attached position description for further detail.

Classification: Senior Research Fellow (Grade 8, $84,245 pa), Research Fellow (Grade 7, $75,556 per annum).

Applicants must address the key selection criteria or their applications will not be considered. Applications must be submitted via the electronic system at Reference Number: 95347

Enquiries: Dr Lynda Berends, Senior Research Fellow, 03 8413 8448