Senior Research Officer

Part Time (up to 0.8 FTE), Fixed Term Contract ending February 2025 (with a potential to extend), based in Alice Springs6 weeks annual leave | Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax freeBase Salary $98,868 - $105,676 per annum pro rata (Total Renumeration Package $123,983 - $131,823 per annum pro rata) Are you passionate about working collaboratively with communities and improving outcomes for Aboriginal health in remote and rural Australia? Are you looking for a flexible, part-time opportunity that uses your strong research, communication and stakeholder engagement skills?If this sounds like you, join our team to help make a difference. Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Senior Research Officer to join a dynamic multi-institutional team working to bring about improvements in Aboriginal health in remote and rural Australia.The two main projects the successful applicant will work on are "The Right Workforce at the Right Time: Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Aeromedical Retrieval Systems in Remote Australia", which entails research translation of the learnings from the evaluation of the Central Australian Medical Retrieval and Consultation Centre (MRaCC) to other retrieval services in remote regions of Australia; and "Optimising aeromedical retrievals in remote Northern Territory " which will leverage learnings from the evaluation of the Central Australian retrieval model to strengthen the quality of remote retrievals in the Top End, Big Rivers and East Arnhem Regional Health Service (TERHS).The main duties of the Senior Research Officer involve:Work in collaboration with Menzies Centre for Health and Other Complex Systems research teams to better understand what retrieval model(s) are most appropriate and most effective for remote Australians.Assisting with project administration including communication with research team members, Steering Committee members and health services; arranging team meetings, field visits and research translation activities.Develop ethics applications or submit ethics amendments or reports, as needed.Assist with writing of conference and seminar papers and manuscripts to be published as research papers in high quality peer reviewed journals.The position is based in Alice Springs.Please see the Position Description for a full list of responsibilities including a list of essential selection criteria. What we would like you to bring to the roleExceptional verbal and written communication skills, sound interpersonal and negotiation skills, self-confidence, and the ability to interact effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly with an understanding of how to work successfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.Other qualities:A PhD or equivalent combination of tertiary qualification with a record of relevant research experience or professional achievementDemonstrated experience working in complex multidisciplinary health research projects.Mixed methods analytical skills.Demonstrated experience in conducting literature searches and reviews.A demonstrated record of publication in health services research, health workforce or similar relevant fields.Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team 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.As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position. Benefits of working for MenziesExciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutesLead change and help make a positive impact6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditionsOption of increasing superannuation contribution to 14%15 days personal leave If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Deborah RussellSenior Research FellowWellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases +61 400 162 821 How to Apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.  Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letter stating your interest in the roleUpdated resumeA statement addressing the Selection Criteria (no more than 2 pages)Any other relevant supporting documentation     Closing date:  Wednesday 15th February 2023.  Applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.For more information on how to apply for this position please visit To view a Position Description please click the below link -Position Description AUD Alice Springs 0870