Senior Research Fellow – Aged Care Partnership Program job with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education and the source of the most enterprising graduates of Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success lies in great people and we are looking for an exceptional person to join the team at our transformed university.

Type of employment:
Fixed term (Fixed term)

Summary of position

Term determined until October 2024 | Fulltime

Level of remuneration:
Research level C

Wage scale:
$ 121,795 – $ 140,102 a year

Reporting to:
Workflow Director
Elderly Care Center for Growth and Translational Research

The Principal Investigator is part of the Senior Care Partnership Program (CAPP) leadership team within the Center for Growth and Translational Research (CGTR) under the guidance and mentorship of the CAPP Co-Director . The goal of CAPP is to facilitate and support opportunities for the elderly care workforce and industry to engage directly in the translational research process and to enable the delivery of care for the elderly. high-quality, evidence-based seniors.

The Senior Research Fellow will play a major role in the coordination and management of translational research projects within CAPP. They will lead a team of research fellows working collaboratively with industry partners and senior care interns to co-design translational research project proposals that will be submitted for review for funding by the CGTR and provide translational and implementation expertise to successful projects.

The Principal Investigator will contribute to the achievement of the strategic objectives of the CGTR, working closely with the team leaders of the Knowledge and Implementation Center and the Workforce Capacities and Capacities work streams, and seeking to expand research activities by attracting competitive external grants, creating and maintaining strong collaborations with research and industry, strengthening staff capacities and building national and international reputation through high quality publications . The incumbent will provide the leadership, supervision and support of a team of staff under the general direction of the CAPP Co-Director.

Reporting to the CAPP Co-Director, the Principal Investigator will benefit from broad oversight direction and, overall, will determine their own priorities and work plans in accordance with the milestones and deliverables of the respective projects and activities. The incumbent should consult with their supervisor on strategic and senior level operational issues and on issues that may impact project deliverables and research quality.

Main responsibilities of the position

CAPP’s principal investigator is responsible for:

  • Provide senior leadership of CAPP and conduct CAPP activities to successfully achieve project milestones.
  • In collaboration with the CAPP Co-Director, develop and implement strategic and operational plans for the CAPP of the CGTR team in order to achieve the agreed organizational objectives.
  • Develop structures and processes to facilitate and support trainees of elder care staff to co-design translational research project proposals.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in translational research and implementation science to support translational elder care projects that receive funding through CAPP and mentorship of elder care interns , project champions and communities of practice established within the CGTR.
  • Develop systems and processes to support formative assessment and review of the BCP to optimize effective functioning and continuous learning and improvement.
  • Contribute significantly to high-quality and ethical research as a key member of the CGTR team through activities such as high-quality publications, acquisition of external grants, mentorship and support of researchers in early career, application and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Establish and maintain collaborations at local, state, national and international levels to improve research results and publications.
  • Contribute independently to the preparation and submission of publishable reports on Workstream activities, as required.
  • Active participation in strategic planning and relevant professional activities for the promotion of research and the identification of opportunities to broaden and develop research opportunities.
  • Supervision and management of a small team of researchers.
  • In a leadership capacity, develop and maintain strategic relationships, collaboration and networks with a range of stakeholders, including industry and external organizations, with increasing national and / or international focus.
  • Represent CAPP of the Center for Growth and Translational Research team at relevant meetings, conferences and forums.
  • Significant contribution at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of research and administrative life of the CGTR.
  • Some work outside of working hours (including weekends) as well as rural travel within South Africa, interstate and overseas may be required.
  • All other responsibilities related to the level of the position as assigned by the supervisor and / or the University.

Key position capabilities

  • Completion of a doctorate or equivalent in a discipline and context relevant to the care of the elderly.
  • Demonstrated evidence of relevant experience, activity and knowledge of the elderly care context / industry.
  • Strong track record of research (for career stage) demonstrated in innovation, growth or translational research, including evidence of high quality, sustained publications with primary authorship and competitive grant attraction.
  • Demonstrated ability for the evaluation, delivery and evaluation of evidence-related projects or quality improvement projects in an elderly care or healthcare setting.
  • Experience in an academic or research management position with relevant experience in research project management.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience in supervising graduate students or research fellows.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative, with minimal supervision, to manage, organize and coordinate the activities and personnel required for the operation of an intensive research unit.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with industry or research end users and effective research collaborations.
  • Excellent demonstrated oral and written communication and interpersonal skills including the demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with staff, students and industry nationally and / or internationally.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, knowledge translation and / or commercialization process in relation to a research environment.

Prescribed conditions of employment:

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or otherwise, in a health care facility or other facility identified under a government directive issued under the Emergency Management Act of 2004 ( SA) or the Public Health and Environmental Act 2011 (NT), you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.

Flinders University closing period:

Please note that Flinders University will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, January 7, 2022. All inquiries regarding vacancies during this period will be answered as soon as possible once staff are back on site. .

Information for applicants:

You are required to provide a declaration of suitability for no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position, as outlined above. In addition, you must upload your CV.

A valid and satisfactory National Police Certificate for the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

We seek to increase diversity in order to improve equality of opportunity for employees, and that is why we encourage female applicants, people with disabilities and / or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Applications close at 11:59 p.m.:

Jan 12, 2022

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