Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Program
- Part Time (0.4 FTE) opportunity
- 2 year, fixed term contract
- Flexible working arrangements available
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join our growing Cardiovascular program.
The Research Fellow is required to play a role in the ongoing conduct of existing studies related to blood pressure (epidemiological studies, clinical trials, health services research projects), as well as assisting in the development of new proposals.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the program
- Work with senior researchers in developing new study proposals
- Contribute to preparation of grant applications as required
- Take the lead and assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation
- Maintain existing collaborations and establish others as required
- Ensure that research being conducted is congruent with world best practice
- Supervise and recruit staff for the program as needed
- Remain abreast of developments in the related to the program that are relevant to the study and the Institute, providing a source of information to colleagues within the Institute
- Actively develop and promote the desired culture of The George Institute by ensuring all interactions, documentation and communication are conducted in a manner which supports the stated mission.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Relevant health/medical/science post-graduate qualification, including a PhD
- Experience in statistical analysis, preferably with experience in STATA and SAS statistical software programs
- Experience in the development and coordination of health research projects and/or clinical trials, ideally in the broad area of hypertension or raised blood pressure (e.g. cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic kidney diseases)
- Experience in writing both research papers and grant applications
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet
- Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking
- Strong leadership and mentoring skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
- Ability to see the big picture, yet still focus on detail
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
- Strong focus on quality of work
- Availability and willingness to travel.
For more information, please see the Position Description here.
This is a great opportunity for you to work on exciting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 5th August 2021. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.