Senior Research Fellow (2 x positions)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0056953 (2 positions available)
Location: Hospital Based
Role type:
Part time 0.4FTE; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Medicine - St Vincent's Hospital
Level C – $131,739 - $151,900 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine is a large and diverse department in the Melbourne Medical School that undertakes research, postgraduate and undergraduate teaching within the University of Melbourne teaching hospitals. The Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital is a large, research-active node of the Department. Research at the Department of Medicine, SVH encompasses basic, clinical, and applied research in a range of areas. The ultimate goal of our research is to improve the treatment of human disease. Driven by clinical questions, our work covers aspects of the basic mechanisms of biology and physiology, clinical and community-based epidemiology, and clinical trials for new therapies and devices. We have outstanding academic and professional staff, highly proficient in a diverse range of clinical, research, teaching and administrative skills.

About the Role
The Research Fellow is designated for an academic clinician who provides academic leadership in the discipline of Medicine, within the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital. You will make significant and innovative contributions in the areas of academic leadership, research and teaching and will be expected to collaborate with other researchers within the Department of Medicine, and elsewhere within the University, nationally and internationally.

The fellowship is also suitable for a clinician returning from an overseas postdoctoral or clinical position and will only be offered once for each individual researcher with the aim that the researcher will go on to independent funding.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work individually and as part of a team and demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills, including in academic and applied environments. You have demonstrated superior organisational skills, including personal time management (including meeting project timelines and balancing competing demands) and organising projects involving people (including research participants, research staff, partners and collaborators).

You will also have:

About the University
The University of Melbourne 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.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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].