Research Fellow – Improving Aboriginal health in the Kimberley region of WA

  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australia, WA
  • Mar 30, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

UWA Medical School

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) is a network of 15 rural and remote sites across the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Great Southern and South West regions of Western Australia. The School is administered by the University of Western Australia's (UWA) School of Medicine with a cross University executive from UWA, the University of Notre Dame (Fremantle School of Medicine) and Curtin University Medical School. The RCSWA is committed to providing quality teaching, research, professional development and clinical service in rural and remote settings.

This position is based in the Kimberley where RCSWA sites conduct collaborative research with health services into improving Aboriginal health and building research capacity.

About the opportunity

Under limited directions from Principal Research Fellow, Assoc/Prof Julia Marley and in close collaboration with the Kimberley Medical Services, you will provide impetus and capacity to research initiatives in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. You will focus on statistical analysis of real world health services data from current and future projects.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

About you

You will be a skilled health researcher who can contribute to the development of this exciting position. You will also have a genuine interest in Aboriginal health in rural and remote settings and a commitment to Aboriginal community consultation and control. In addition, you will enjoy working in a busy and varied collaborative academic environment, be comfortable working with a variety of community, Aboriginal Community Controlled and state government health service settings and be well organised to prioritise the different demands this position offers.

Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Research Fellow 506426.pdf

Closing date: Monday, 26 April 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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