Senior Research Fellow

About the role:Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Senior Research Fellow to join one of Australia’s major research programs that aims to improve and strengthen the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. The Senior Research Fellow will contribute to multiple research studies that use clinical, research and administrative data to better understand the burden of diabetes and related conditions in the Northern Territory, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Future projects may also include quantitative and health economic evaluation of health service interventions.This role sits within the Diabetes across the Lifecourse: Northern Australia Partnership (the Partnership) based at Menzies School of Health Research. Established in 2011, the Partnership has grown to include more than 40 staff and students working across the Northern Territory (NT), the Kimberley region of Western Australia and Far North Queensland. Our main office is in Darwin.Key aspects of the role include data analysis, interpretation of findings and preparation of research manuscripts for publication. In addition, the Senior Research Fellow may support and assist in supervising other research staff and students with data management, statistical analysis and scientific writing; and contribute to dissemination of findings to key stakeholders. Please see the Position Description for a full list of responsibilities and to view selection criteria. What you will bring to the role:As an expert in your field, you will come with a research doctorate or equivalent qualifications and experience, and with strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills. The successful applicant will also possess: Demonstrated skills in analysis planning and statistical analysis, including use of statistical software packages (eg. Stata or R).Established expertise in diabetes and/or related conditions, epidemiology, statistics and health economics.Experience in successful preparation of high-quality research manuscripts for publication, and external grant acquisition submissions.A demonstrated record of publication in health services research, health workforce or similar relevant fields.Previous experience of stakeholder engagement, including demonstrated ability to present research findings in a clear and engaging way to academic, professional and community audiences. Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter. Benefits of working for MenziesBase salary of $128,399 - $146,717 per annum (total remuneration package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits of $158,218 to $180,406 per annum).Generous leave provisions and more! To apply for this position, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in Australia.  This could be a working visa, evidence of permanent resident status, an Australian or New Zealand passport, Australian birth certificate or a certificate of Australian citizenship. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Dr Matthew HareSenior Research FellowEmail: How to Apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  Applicants are required to provide:Cover letter;Current resume and 2 recent professional referees;Responses addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description, which must be no more than two (2) pages; andAny other relevant supporting documentation. To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: or email Menzies Human Resources at  Closing date:  Wednesday 14 February 2024  Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their applications, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.  Position Description AUD Darwin 0800