Research Fellow Rural Health Workforce

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 23, 2021

Job Description:

Working hours: Full-time or part-time (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Location: Shepparton, Wangaratta or Ballarat

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 p.a. (Level A) or $107,547 - $127,707 p.a. (Level B) (pro rata for part time)

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health is based in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo and Wangaratta and has associations with more than 40 smaller rural towns in Victoria. The key purpose of the Department is to provide professional health education and research training in a rural context with an aim to increase the rural health workforce.

The Department works closely with the local community and healthcare partners to ensure that we remain relevant and connected. Our partnerships underpin our teaching and research.

About the Role

This role provides an opportunity for an early career researcher to undertake research and evaluation of programs and issues relating to nursing and allied health workforce. The research will be undertaken with and for health service partners to trial innovations in recruitment, retention and grow-your-own strategies.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You

You will hold a PhD or be undertaking a PhD, have excellent research skills and be innovative and practical in your approach to addressing rural health workforce problems. You will seek new opportunities, like to learn and innovate, enjoy living and working in a rural region, and engage well with external partners.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant team and enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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