Outstanding Future Researcher

Outstanding Future ResearcherPart-time (50%FTE) or Full-time (100% FTE),Fixed-term contractBased in Darwin About MenziesAs one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.About CDU:Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations. CDU is a research-intensive university with outstanding performance and recognised excellence in Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science and public policy. Our research portfolio has real world impact, well beyond our unique location in northern Australia. This CDU-funded position will be hosted by Menzies School of Health Research.About the positionAn Outstanding Future Researcher is sought to join the dynamic and growing Global and Tropical Health (GTH) division at Menzies. The GTH division undertakes world-class translational research into infectious diseases and clinical care relevant to the Northern Territory and beyond. Our focus is on improving Aboriginal health outcomes and regional health security. Our Aboriginal health projects focus on endemic pathogens including melioidosis, hepatitis B, scabies and staphylococcal infections, as well as rheumatic heart disease and antimicrobial resistance. Global health projects focus on malaria, tuberculosis and health system strengthening.We are seeking a medical researcher with expertise in global and tropical health to strengthen the capacity of the division to respond to emerging community priorities, develop and lead a research program that complements the existing programs of work, and support higher degree research students. This position will be based in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Opportunities for mentoring and networking will be fostered to support the successful applicant. Researchers who wish to hold an additional part time service role (e.g. clinical or laboratory work) are encouraged to apply.Primary ResponsibilitiesThe following responsibilities are not exhaustive and may include others as directed by the supervisor:Work with Chief Investigators in the Global and Tropical Health Division at Menzies to develop and lead a program of research with the goal of improving Aboriginal and/or regional population health outcomes, including supervision of post-graduate students.Contribute to and support the Menzies Global and Tropical Health division with the objective to link in with other national collaborating institutions and consortia.Contribute to competitive funding submissions and collaborate with and support other researchers as relevant in grant application processes.Undertake reviews of literature and protocols related to relevant projects to provide specialist advice and prepare ethics applications where required.Contribute to relevant grant applications, and prepare manuscripts for publication and reports, including publications in highly ranked journals, such as those ranked as Q1 by Scimago.Ensure that all publications of the Outstanding Future Researcher carry affiliation of Charles Darwin University and Menzies School of Health Research.Contribute to the academic program and broader Menzies objectives including participation in the seminar series and attendance at divisional or institutional meetings and events.Ensure that all research outcomes meet the highest standards, through leadership and commitment to research ethics, protocols and intellectual property as established by Menzies, and promulgate effective research practice.An understanding and awareness of relevant Workplace Health and Safety as well as Equal Opportunity principles and legislation along with a commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace for all Menzies staff, students, volunteers and visitors.Additional responsibilities for appointment at Academic Level C:Provide exemplary research and evaluation leadership, management and cultural integrity within all allocated research.Lead the development of new priorities and strategic research directions.Contribute to the development of and lead as appropriate, the application of innovative research methods.Selection CriteriaEssential:A PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification in a relevant field of tropical medicine and/or Indigenous health with a record of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of tertiary qualification and relevant research experience.Excellent publication records as demonstrated by publications in Q1 journals (Scimago) as first, senior and/or corresponding author.Demonstrated record of impact, as established by citations and engagement with clinical practice, industry, government or NGOs.Demonstrated record of high-quality supervision of PhD students.Proven ability to work with others as an integral member of a team, and to engage effectively with junior and senior collaborators.Ability to be solutions focused and troubleshoot technical and process challenges.Ability to work autonomously.Excellent ability to communicate research findings and engage community members in knowledge dissemination.High level skills in data management and analysis.Ability to interact and communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures.Additional selection criteria for appointment at Academic Level C:A PhD with a record of relevant research experience or equivalent.Demonstrated experience in leading and managing high-quality, nationally relevant, culturally-responsive, and independently-led research and evaluation projects relating to improving Aboriginal health outcomes and regional health security.Experience in leading and taking initiative within a research and evaluation context, to set priorities, coordinate tasks and meet deadlines.Exemplary written and verbal communication skills with a proven track record in writing high quality peer-reviewed scholarship and successful grants; and experience presenting at national and international conferences.Desirable:Demonstrated ability to secure grant funding.Experience working in the Northern Territory and/or with remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.Contact: Anna Ralph on 08 8946 8647 or Anna.Ralph@menzies.edu.auWhat we offer:6 weeks annual leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package and benefits $121,683 - $164,433 pa, pro-rata, salary package (comprising gross salary $96,834 - $133,498 pa, pro-rata, superannuation and salary packaging benefits).Closing date:  Sunday, 8 August 2021.Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit https://www.menzies.edu.au/page/Careers/Information_for_applicants/  or phone 08 8946 8626.Position Description - Outstanding Future Researcher 95000 AUD Darwin