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Senior Research Officer (Aboriginal Health)

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

The Opportunity
The Aboriginal Health Grand Challenge: 1000 Families Initiative aims to improve Aboriginal child development trajectories in Port Hedland, Newman and Perth through a family-focused co-design approach. We are working directly with Aboriginal families to understand what cultural, environmental and policy frameworks they need to ensure the best possible early childhood outcomes.

The Role
As our new Aboriginal Health Senior Research Officer, you will work with the Directors Professor Juli Coffin, Professor Alex Brown and Mr Glenn Pearson and Post-Doctoral researchers to implement a program of research to advance aims of the 1000 Families Initiative. In your role you will implement qualitative and quantitative methods research; engage with Aboriginal communities and stakeholders; collect, manage, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data across the three 1000 Families sites; and disseminate and translate results through writing publications, reports, policy briefs and mixed media communications.

A key requirement of this role will be the ability to travel within the metro area and Pilbara region for up to 2 weeks at a time.

This role is full-time, maximum term for 3 years.

About You

The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
  • PhD (or conferral within 6 months of contract start date) or minimum 5 years’ extensive, recent research experience in Public Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, Health Promotion or a related field relevant to Indigenous health priorities.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in Aboriginal health and wellbeing research, preferably in social determinants of health, early child development, youth, mental health, trauma, healing and recovery, or evaluation.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in quantitative and qualitative research particularly participatory action research and the use of Indigenous data collection methods.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring students and junior staff.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to adapt to a wide range of audiences.
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.
In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging 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, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How To Apply

If you think that this is the right role and an exciting new challenge for you, 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: Kristen White

Contact Email: Kristen.White@telethonnkids.org.au

Closing Date: 06/06/2021 - 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*