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Postdoctoral Researcher - Knowledge Translation

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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The Opportunity
The Children's Diabetes Centre, based at the Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children's Hospital, is an integrated clinical and research centre that aims to improve the lives of children, adolescents and young adults living with diabetes. The Centre conducts research into type 1 diabetes and childhood onset type 2 diabetes. We now have a post-doctoral position available to work on Knowledge Translation projects in the JDRF Global Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Research. Translational research or knowledge translation refers to different activities aiming at bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and clinical practice.

The Role
The overall objective of this position is to develop clinic-based interventions that facilitate the uptake of evidence-based research findings and translate these effectively into practice. As the Post-Doctoral Researcher, you will work closely with researchers, clinicians, hospital staff, policy makers, and patients and their families.

This is a great opportunity to collaborate and network with a team of local, national and international researchers with different expertise. You will also have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with colleagues and fellow researchers at seminars and conferences.

Some Of Your Responsibilities Will Include

  • Designing, managing and conducting research that supports the translation of research findings to clinical practice.
  • Presenting findings at local, national and international conferences and scientific meetings.
  • Preparing and renewing ethics applications and annual reports.
  • Supervise research students in related projects.
This position is based at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia and will be offered as a fulltime position on a 2-year contract initially. The salary offered for this position will be dependent on experience and will be between $88,000 and $104,000/pa plus superannuation.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in the following:
  • A PhD in health services research, epidemiology, educational psychology, sociology, nursing, or a related field.
  • Experience undertaking research in a clinical setting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency conducting analysis on large datasets using various software products (e.g., SAS, MPlus, SPSS, etc.).
  • Proven proficiency conducting analysis using qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrated skills writing successfully for peer reviewed publications.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to multi-task under pressure.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and initiative, an ability to make and adhere to self-imposed timelines.
  • Background in knowledge translation, health services research, and/or clinical settings are definite assets.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Our Culture
Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We value our people and in return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and as a not-for-profit this includes salary packaging of up to $15, 899 (increases your take home pay!) and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, Christmas shutdown as extra annual leave, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How To Apply

Please click on 'Apply Now' to navigate to our Career Site to view the Job Description and submit your application.

Your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au

Click Here For The Job Description

Contact Name: Tanyana Jackiewicz

Contact Email: tanyana.jackiewicz@telethonkids.org.au

Closing Date: 01/07/2021 Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.

The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the nation's leading medical research organisations. We are home to a diverse team of more than 750 staff and postgraduate students dedicated to improving child health and development.

Telethon Kids is an independent medical research institute, based within the Perth Children's Hospital at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, Western Australia. The Institute’s purpose-built facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative work spaces, clinical suites and meeting spaces with access to leading-edge technology and research services.

Our research teams are among the world's best and we have strong affiliations with the children's hospital and all the major Western Australian universities.

The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions with the Institute to support our aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families and to continue to build a culturally competent, respectful and safe place to work.

*The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check (obtained within the last 3 months) prior to commencement*