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Senior Research Fellow – Midwifery

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Location: Remote / Work From Home | VIC
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The Opportunity

Do you have strong expertise in midwifery and maternal and newborn research? Would you like to join a not-for-profit, values driven organisation? Then this could be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Research Fellow to join our Maternal & Newborn Health team at Burnet. We are a dynamic and experienced group of researchers working to improve the health and well-being of women, newborn and families in the Asia-Pacific region.

You will play a leading role in the team’s international maternal and newborn health research program, especially the midwifery research agenda. You will also have opportunities to engage with international organisations, supervise higher-degree research students, and advance their research track record. You will also identify new opportunities to grow the Institute’s global maternal and newborn health research program.

You will also be responsible for research project oversight, implementation and management, including day-to-day management of staff, execution of projects inclusive of budget & contracts management, stakeholder engagement, development of study protocols and operations manuals, ensuring milestones and timelines are met, reporting and problem solving.

This is a full time position, initially for a 3 year period with the possibility of extension. Refer to the attached position description for full details. Flexible working hours and working from home options will also be provided.

Let’s talk about you
The following criteria are essential requirements:
• Midwife registered to practice in Australia
• A PhD qualification in the health sciences, public health, maternal or newborn health, or a relevant field
•Technical, scientific or clinical background in maternal and newborn health
•An emerging national and/or international track record in midwifery and maternal and newborn research
•A record of research achievement quality and productivity and/or translation into practice that is outstanding by international standards commensurate with your field of research
•Demonstrated ability and track record in proposal writing and attracting competitive peer review donor funding, including from international and/or national grants
•Demonstrated experience in independently conceptualising, designing, conducting and analysing quantitative and/or qualitative research in an international development setting following high quality standards
•Demonstrated ability to set priorities, undertake multiple tasks and work in a flexible, productive and pro-active manner in a busy environment, individually and as an effective team member
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively on sensitive issues with a culturally and professionally diverse range of stakeholders
•People management skills including teamwork, capacity building, collaboration and communication
•An understanding of the global midwifery architecture, global reports and current recommendations and issues

The following experience is preferable but not essential:
•Research experience in resource-limited countries, especially in the Asia Pacific region
•Demonstrated experience in teaching and supervising postgraduate students (honours and masters, and PhD level desirable)

The Burnet experience…
We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – achieving a more equitable world through better health. Hear from some of our talented staff about their career journeys at Burnet here!

We offer:
•A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
•14 weeks paid parental leave
•Flexible working arrangements
•Generous salary packaging
•Opportunities for career and professional development

Closing Date: Mar 5, 2023

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