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Fixed term, full time appointment
Researched Focused Academic Level D - $154,069 – $171,915 pa
Plus 17% superannuation and 4 weeks annual leave
Brisbane Campus 

Maintain an active research program in the area of First Nations child and maternal health.

About the Position

The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre is leading research with the aim of providing ‘the best start in life’. The Centre aims to redesign maternal, newborn, and child health and support services, and make a positive impact on First Nations families, including a reduction in preterm birth and delivery of high quality, accessible, and culturally safe maternity care across the first 2,000 days. 

As the Associate Professor, Translational Research you will provide research and academic leadership within the Molly Centre with specific deliverables related to the research program and agenda of work. The successful candidate will provide translational research leadership across research sites and will lead key projects identified and resulting from the Centre for Research Excellence. 

This position will fill a multi-tasked role in research leadership, research methodologies and program development, facilitation, post-graduate student training and support and the provision of support for the Centre in research administration and planning, and to undertake research and produce research outcomes within the field.

As a key part of their role, the Associate Professor will carry out original scholarly research at the highest level. The position will provide leadership, mentoring and capacity building related to early career researchers, postgraduate HDR students, and contribute to MWRC communications strategy through the provision of research briefs, media coverage, and academic, industry, government, and community-oriented seminars.

The Associate Professor will work in close partnership as a key stakeholder with senior research staff and identified key partners which may include government and non-government agencies and First Nation organisations and communities in the region, particularly in relation to undertaking research that informs the Birthing on Country and RISE Framework. They will assist in attracting funding, driving research outputs, and building the capacity within, and enhancing our research track record from the Centre.

About You
To be successful, you will require:

  • An established national and an emerging international track record in maternal/infant/child health research, including publications, external grants, and consultancies.
  • Demonstrated experience in co-design, conduct and analysis of implementation and/or participatory action research to meet ethical and scientific standards.
  • Extensive research project management experience that demonstrated your organisational skills to set priorities, undertake multiple tasks and work in a flexible, productive, and pro-active manner.
  • Proven experience working effectively with First Nations people and communities which demonstrates an understanding of culturally safe practice and the ability to manage your own practice in line with expectations of First Nations peoples.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including teamwork, capacity building, collaboration, and communication.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills with the ability to write project reports, ethics and governance applications, and funding applications, conference papers and articles for submission to peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising postgraduate students at Honours, Masters and PhD level.

To view the responsibilities of the role, please click on the: Position Profile.

Appointment to this role will be at Researched Focused Academic Level D. The base salary will be in the range of $154,069 – $171,915 per annum. The total remuneration package will be in the range of $180,260 - $201,140 per annum, including 17% superannuation.

What’s in it for you?

  • An employer who values your contribution to building a bigger, better and stronger university
  • Work with a University committed to changing people’s lives for the better through training, education and research
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid study and career progression
  • 17% superannuation
  • Up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave (primary care giver), in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University / NT Government for Long Service Leave (recognition applied to qualifying period only)
  • Ability to negotiate transfer of leave entitlements under the Public Employment (Mobility) Act 1989
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging opportunities

How to Apply
All applications must be received online via the ‘apply’ button and should include your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your interest in the role and relevant skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Ben Thomson on +61 7 3169 4278 or email ben.thomson@cdu.edu.au

Adjustments can be made throughout the application and selection process, as well as during employment to support applicants and employees with disability. CDU’s Workplace Adjustment Policy and Procedure can be found at https://policies.cdu.edu.au/view-current.php?id=191&version=1. If you would like to discuss adjustments, please contact the Recruitment Team on 08 8946 6492 or email strategicrecruitment@cdu.edu.au.

Diversity and Inclusion
At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We’re about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our University community feels they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community are inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.

You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  

Applications Close: Wednesday 29th November 2023

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