NACCHO research career alert: Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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The newly formed NHMRC CENTRE OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN ABORIGINAL CHRONIC DISEASE KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND EXCHANGE invites applications from enthusiastic Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people seeking to develop a career in research with a focus on improving health outcomes.

Over the next five years, the Centre will synthesise, translate and implement the best available evidence related to chronic disease prevention and management in Aboriginal communities, with priorities chosen by those communities.

RESEARCH FELLOWS

We are seeking two (2) Research Fellows.

One Fellow will be employed by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation [NACCHO).

Working with CREATE Chief Investigator Prof Ngiare Brown, the focus of the role will be on (a) participating in the systematic review of evidence as part of the core CRE program and (b) working with communities to build capacity around the use of evidence in Aboriginal healthcare and the translation of evidence into practice.

Initial inquiries should be addressed to Prof Ngiare Brown, tel: 02 6246 9306, email: ngiare@naccho.org.au

One Fellow will be located in the School of Population Health at the University of Adelaide. Working with CREATE Chief Investigator Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer, the focus of the role will be on (a) participating in the systematic review of evidence as part of the core CRE program and (b) working with communities to develop new understandings of the ethical practices associated with translating external evidence in Aboriginal Communities.

Initial inquiries should be addressed to Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer, tel: 08 8313 1636, email: annette.braunackmayer@adelaide.edu.au

 Successful applicants will have a PhD; however, exceptional applicants with a Master’s degree and significant experience will be considered.

You will possess research and critical thinking skills, be a competent communicator and writer, and be comfortable working in a flexible environment.

These positions will be based in Adelaide.

Appointments will be made for three years with the option of a two year extension and may be for 0.8-1.0 FTE, dependent on negotiations.

 

NHMRC PhD Scholarships

 A number of full-time PhD scholarships ($35,000 pa) are available for students seeking to enhance their knowledge of evidence-based health care in four areas of translation research:

  • Under the guidance of Prof Ngiare Brown (located in Canberra), research into evidence based best practice related to models of care delivery in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. (Initial inquiries can be directed to Prof Ngiare Brown, tel: 02 6246 9306; email: ngiare@naccho.org.au)
  • Under the guidance of Prof Alex Brown (located in Adelaide), research into the meta-analysis of prevalence data related to chronic disease in Aboriginal peoples. (Initial inquiries can be directed to Prof Alex Brown, tel: 08 8116 4427  08 8116 4427 ; email: alex.brown@sahmri.com)
  • Under the guidance of Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer (located in Adelaide), research into the practical ethics of implementing evidence in Aboriginal communities. (Initial inquiries can be directed to Prof Annette Braunack-Mayer, tel: 08 8313 1636; email: annette.braunackmayer@adelaide.edu.au)
  • Under the guidance of Assoc Prof Edoardo Aromataris (located in Adelaide), research into the synthesis of evidence related to Aboriginal health gain. (Initial inquiries can be directed to Assoc Prof Edoardo Aromataris, tel: 08 8313 0124; email: ed.aromataris@adelaide.edu.au

All PhD students will become part of the CREATE team and gain expertise in evidence synthesis, guideline development, evidence implementation science, and the emerging field of translational health science.

Applicants will have a degree and/or significant work experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

For further information about the Research Fellow roles or PhD scholarships, and to formally apply, please contact Associate Professor Eldoardo Aromataris on 08 8313 0124 .

 

Please send applications, including a CV and cover letter, to Associate Professor Edoardo Aromataris via email to ed.aromataris@adelaide.edu.au or, by mail, to CREATE, School of Translational Health Science, The University of Adelaide, Level 1, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA 5000.

 Applications close February 21st 2014.

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Are you interested to work in Aboriginal health at a national level ?

NACCHO as the national authority in comprenhesive Aboriginal primary health care currently has a wide range of job opportunities lining up for 2014.

We are investing in Healthy Futures for generational change.

And we are always looking for highly motivated and committed health professionals that want to be part of the NACCHO team making those changes.

In the first instance we would encourage you to send your CV to our HR department

NACCHO JOB LINK HERE

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