Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow
- Health Economics and Social Policy Group
- Actively contribute to an NHMRC Program Grant focussed on Indigenous health
- Three year contract
The University of South Australia provides an exciting and dynamic environment for teaching and research that continually extends the boundaries of knowledge and its applications. The University is committed to the creation and application of knowledge and is recognised internationally for its high quality applied and fundamental research.
The Health Economics and Social Policy Group, led by Professor Leonie Segal, conduct research at the evidence/policy interface, exploring how to redirect investment to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. The Group is working closely with the State government to enhance health economics informed decision making, to increase health economics capacity in South Australia and improve the health of the community. The Group is currently working on seven nationally competitive research grants plus contracts for government.
This position will primarily support a large National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant entitled Improvingchronic disease outcomes for Indigenous Australians: Causes, Interventions, System Change. The grant brings together a team of multi-skilled researchers with Indigenous partners to better understand the development of chronic disease in Indigenous communities and to consider primary care system factors that might enhance outcomes.
To be successful you must hold a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline and have previous experience managing research projects. High level data collection and analysis skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment are essential. Previous experience working with Indigenous Australians will be highly regarded.
The level of appointment and remuneration package will be determined according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
This role will require some travel to far-north Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Applications close: 9.00am Tuesday 21 August 2012