Senior Research Fellow, Implementation and Translation job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville

Role type: Full-time or Part-time (0.8 – 1.0 FTE Negotiable); Fixed-term for 3 years

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School

Salary: Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. 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 General Practice 

The Department focuses on several cross-cutting research themes including clinical biostatistics, implementation science, clinical informatics, co-design, and health services research. Using clinical data analytics, we explore patient pathways and describe the epidemiology of health and disease in primary care. With a focus on primary care innovation, we develop, test and implement simple and complex interventions including digital technologies, such as a range of risk stratification and point-of-care decision making tools.

About the Role

This position is a rare opportunity for an early or mid-career researcher with experience in implementation science or knowledge translation activities to grow their leadership skills in research implementation and translation, and the evaluation of outcomes, in primary care and community settings. 

This position is located within the Translation of Research Outcomes into Primary Health Initiative (TROPHI) Program at the Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, and within the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation and its Implementation and Translation Network.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead research independently and as a member of a research team
  • Lead production independently of quality conference and seminar papers and publications
  • Supervise TROPHI primary care and postgraduate research projects and others related to the ALIVE National Centre
  • Actively participate in the academic life of the Department and contribute to administration and teaching activities associated with research in TROPHI and the ITN of the ALIVE National Centre

About You

You will have excellent time management skills including effective workload management with the ability to work independently with broad direction and to exercise initiative. You will bring your outstanding communication skills, both oral and written and your ability to prepare community updates on local project activities.

You will also have:

  • PhD in a social science, implementation science, knowledge translation or integrated knowledge translation or health-related discipline (eg, medical, psychology, nursing, science) or with demonstrated research experience in a relevant field.
  • A track record of contributions to, and leading of, grant applications, publications and conference presentations with application to implementation and translation research activities.
  • Demonstrated research project management skills and ability to prepare project reports, provide updates at National Centre Network meetings and incorporate feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of qualitative research design, implementation science theories and frameworks, and experience applying analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in co-design and participatory methods of community engagement and knowledge transfer.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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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].

Applications close: 11th December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057850_Senior Research Fellow ITN_PD.pdf


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