Research Associate, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), Faculty of Health, Academic Division Job in Brisbane QLD at Queensland University of Technology –

We are seeking a Research Associate to

provide a range of research activities that

support AusHSI in its mission.

The appointee will work with other AusHSI

researchers to provide qualitative research

support for a suite of academic and clinical

research projects and research consultancies

focusing on innovation, implementation, and

evaluation within health services, often in

collaboration with health service partners.

The ideal candidate will have extensive mixed

methods or qualitative research skills, and be

experienced in research undertaken in a

healthcare setting, and an understanding of

implementation science methodology, as

demonstrated through peer-reviewed

publications of their research outputs in this

field. Experience in facilitating practice change

and/or clinical service re-design within

healthcare will be an advantage.

This position reports to Senior Research

Fellow Dr Zephanie Tyack for supervision,

workload management and for Performance

Planning and Review (PPR). Performance

expectations will be clearly outlined as part of

the PPR process.

Key responsibilities include:
This role will involve working across a variety of

projects, with tasks including:
Simple quantitative data analysis of

existing secondary data sets and primary

quantitative data, using Excel and/or


Organising, designing and carrying out

qualitative research in different locations

and contexts

Qualitative analysis of data collected via

interviews, focus groups, workshops or

other methods

Desktop research, using a range of

methods and sources of data including

literature reviews

Working closely with others as part of a

team with external stakeholders to manage

relationships and deliver work

Producing high quality and varied research

outputs for a range of audiences including

analysis, report writing and presentations

where necessary

Making sure our work is participatory,

including working with peer researchers

and valuing the importance of

communicating with different audiences

Taking responsibility for data and project

management and administration as it

relates to delivering work

Taking personal responsibility for key

elements of work as well as supporting

others in the team

Implementing and administering University

policy within the Faculty with respect to

equitable access to education and

workplace health and safety

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:
perform any other duties as nominated by

the University consistent with the relevant

classification descriptors detailed in the

Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking

any new duties will receive training;

participate in job rotation or multiskilling in

consultation with their supervisor;

work across campuses

To be appointed as a Research Associate the

successful applicant must meet the position

classification standards outlined in the QUT

Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-

term, full basis for 12 months. A part-time

basis or flexible work arrangement may be



Kelvin Grove campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Completion or near completion of a

doctoral qualification in health services

research or a closely related field (e.g.

implementation science, social sciences,

public health, nursing, psychology)

2. Demonstrated experience conducting

and organising qualitative field work

3. Demonstrated experience conducting

qualitative analysis using Excel, Word

and/or NVivo

4. Demonstrated experience contributing to

and preparing manuscripts for peer-review

publication in high quality journals

5. Demonstrated experience working in group

settings and/or as part of a cross-

organisational or inter-organisational team

6. Demonstrated ability to communicate

effectively – in writing and in person –

about research findings to a range of


Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic

Level A (LEVA) which has an annual

remuneration range of $82,249 to $111,605 pa

Which is inclusive of an annual salary range of

$69,501 to $94,307 pa and 17%


In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a

variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The

variations were approved by the Fair Work

Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new

staff no loading will be paid or accrued during

the period the variation is in effect), salary

increases (the salary increase which was due

to occur in the first full pay period of

December 2020 was deferred until the first full

pay period of December 2021, however it has

been brought forward by the Vice-Chancellor

to be paid in June 2021) and superannuation

(superannuation will be paid to staff as though

the salary increase which would have been

paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,

subject to the rules of the superannuation

fund, a defined benefit member will continue to

make contributions in alignment with the

contributions made by the University). A link to

the variation is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a

career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible

benefits. With competitive remuneration

including superannuation, the University offers

real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation

that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:
Reduced working year scheme

Parental leave provisions

Study support encompassing leave and

financial assistance

Comprehensive professional development

Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Life at

QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have

unrestricted work rights in Australia for the

duration of the fixed-term appointment. In

support of our strategic priority of Indigenous

Australian success, Aboriginal Australians

and Torres Strait Islander people are

encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position,

please contact Megan Campbell, Operations

Director, AusHSI, on (07) 3138 0307; or for

further information about working at QUT

contact Human Resources on (07) 3138


Candidates who are interested in the position

are encouraged to apply even though they

may feel they are not strong on individual

selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into

consideration “performance or achievement

relative to opportunity”. We recognise that

many staff today have a range of personal

circumstances, and career histories that

challenge traditional ideas of an academic

staff member.

This may mean, for example, prioritising the

quality of achievement rather than the

quantity, as considerations of part-time

employment, career interruptions and

significant periods of leave are taken into

account when assessing performance or


The selection panel is also committed to

conducting a process which is fair and free

from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please

visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference

number 211178

When applying for this position your application

must include the following:
A current resume.

Response to the selection criteria.

Applications close 2 November 2021

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a

global outlook and a ‘real world’ focus. We are

one of the nation’s fastest growing research

universities and our courses are in high


We are an ambitious and collaborative

institution that seeks to equip our students and

graduates with the skills they will need in an

increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

We are transforming the student experience

we offer our 50,000 students and we place a

premium on the international and national

accreditation of our various professional


We offer academic programs in fields spanning

business, creative industries, education,

engineering, health, law, science, and social

justice across five faculties.

We are transforming the learning experience

and embed work integrated learning in courses

and have a strong focus on developing

entrepreneurial skills. QUT provides executive

education and professional development to

both individuals and organisations through

QUTeX, and QUT Online lets students learn

when it suits, through courses delivered

entirely online. QUT College offers pathways

for all students into our undergraduate


QUT has two inner-city campuses in

Brisbane at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

Well known for our strong links to industry

and government, the high impact of our

research which involves multidisciplinary

teams, QUT has been named one of the

fastest rising universities in the world for

scientific research. Further information about

QUT can be obtained from the website at


Our Vision

QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic

plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s

ambitions and declares our strong sense of

purpose which is to provide transformative

education and research relevant to our

communities. It provides a framework and

strategies to enable QUT to realise our vision

to be the university for the real world and

identifies the following priorities:
support aspiration and inclusion

encourage creativity and


embrace digital transformation and


embed principles of health and wellbeing

support Indigenous Australian

engagement, success and empowerment

enable professional engagement and

ethical leadership and,

focus on the environment and


Aligned to and supporting our vision are the

QUT Values. These Values highlight what

makes QUT distinct and successful.

Providing a compass for our decisions,

actions and behaviours and strengthening our


QUT Values






About the Academic Division

Academic Division includes the University’s

faculties and research centres. It is responsible for

education (learning and teaching), research,

research services and support, and digital business

solutions. The Academic Division is led by the


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Company Location:  Brisbane QLD

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