Menzies is looking for a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow to work with our Global Tropical Health Division based in Timor-Leste, MATCH TL project.
About the position:
The research fellow / senior research fellow will be based in Timor-Leste, providing leadership to the Menzies teams working across clinical, laboratory and public health settings on MATCH TL (Strengthening Malaria, TB, COVID 19, HIV diagnosis and surveillance in Timor-Leste) and other projects.
They will be responsible for oversight of MATCH TL activities, supervision of Menzies staff, mentoring and training Menzies and Ministry of Health staff, and provision of technical advice to the Ministry of Health regarding clinical, laboratory and public health responses to infectious diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, COVID-19, HIV, and antimicrobial resistance. The research fellow / senior research fellow will contribute to leadership of Menzies research projects in Timor-Leste, with opportunities for co-leading relevant studies, with a focus on training and mentoring Timorese health professionals involved in research.
The successful applicant will be required to have an extensive understanding and experience in leading health research rom study design through implementation and publication. Demonstrated respect, and a humble approach to sensitively and effectively communicating with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to challenging and changing circumstances. Ability to take initiative, make sound judgements with strong problem-solving skills. Demonstrated receptiveness to feedback, and willingness to respond positively and change approach when required. Demonstrated capacity to work independently without direct supervision, under broad direction and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Requirements of the Position:
Postgraduate or medical specialist qualifications relevant to infectious diseases, microbiology or epidemiology. At least five years’ experience in relevant roles. Experience supervising a team of at least five people
Demonstrated experience in clinical trial data management, including knowledge of Ethical Conduct in Research, Good Clinical Practice and applicable regulatory guidelines
As 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.
Please refer to attached Position Description for relevant criteria covering Academic B or Academic C level.
Previous experience working in health in low-resource settings. Tetun, Bahasa, Spanish, Portuguese language skills would be an advantage
What Menzies Offer:
- 6 weeks annual leave
- Option to increase super to 14%
- Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits
Contact: Juliette Mundy on 08 8946 8609 or email Juliette.firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Tuesday 7th December 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 8609.