Monday, 18 July 2016

University of Technology Sydney,Research Officer Jobs in Australia

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 
The UTS Faculty of Health is recruiting for an outstandin
g Research Officer to work across a portfolio of National Health and Medical Research Council projects with a justice health focus.
The UTS Faculty of Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses on improving health outcomes in both local and global communities. 
The Research Officer will work across a range of research activities contributing to the justice health research portfolio and assist in the analysis and outputs of results.
Main duties/responsibilities:
  • Complete a literature review of the role of health and correctional personnel in health service delivery to marginalised populations with a focus on Indigenous women in contact with the criminal justice system
  • Contribute to coding and analysis of interview data collected with health and correctional personnel as part of a national health research project in the area of social and emotional wellbeing and resilience of Indigenous women in prison
  • Contribute to consultation/external engagement processes with health and correctional personnel for the interpretation and translation of data
  • Provide secretariat support for a forum including a focus group to inform translation of findings and specific recommendations for health and correctional services for professional development and skills training among workers in the delivery of health services in NSW prisons
  • Contribute to the publication of high quality research in internationally recognised peer-reviewed academic journals, books and conferences
  • Contribute to grant applications for additional external research funding as agreed with supervisor
Main skills/experience required:
  • Postgraduate qualifications completed (or near completion) in Social Sciences, Public Health or related field
  • Demonstrated research experience focused upon an area of prisoner health/health services/ women's health/public health or other relevant research area/field
  • Ability to effectively liaise with collaborative research partners and groups within and beyond research field
  • Ability to co-author quality academic peer-reviewed research publications
  • Demonstrated ability to apply rigorous qualitative methods to the empirical study of prisoner health/health services/ women's health/public health or other relevant research area/field
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a systematic review of the literature
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of Nvivo software, MS Office, Endnote
Base Salary Range:  $83,177 to 92, 014 pa (HEW 7)
The university offers 9.5% employer provided superannuation. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
This appointment will be on a fixed term full-time basis for a period of 6 months.
How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC84733, please review the Position Description. You are required to address the relevant selection criteria in separate document.
Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.
As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. Assistance with registering and making your application is available on our Jobs at UTS webpage.
Please ensure that only documents that relate to this specific application are uploaded and the file name for each document includes IRC84733.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Sacha Kendall at or 02 9514 4857
Closing Date:  Monday 1st of August 2016 at 11.59pm
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non traditional roles), Indigenous Australians,  people with disability, those who identify as GLBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

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