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Research Fellow (Project Coordinator)

Job no: 510309
Work type: part time
Location: Crawley, Geraldton, Karratha
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

  • Position will be in Geraldton, Karratha or Perth, Western Australia
  • Part time (0.4FTE) on a fixed term appointment for 22 months to commence ASAP
  • Salary range: Level B $105,043 - $124,301 p.a. pro rata plus 17% superannuation  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. 

About the team  

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH is in various towns and cities across the Midwest and Pilbara regions of WA with its main office in Geraldton and a second office in Karratha. WACRH is also situated within the School of Allied Health at UWA.

About the opportunity  

As the appointee under broad direction, you will work closely with the Project Lead to co-ordinate all aspects of the Leading Thriving Workplaces initiative and provide support to three partner organisations in the Mid-West and Pilbara.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Health or Human Sciences and relevant experience in these fields 
  • Experience of implementing mental health and wellbeing initiatives in workplaces
  • Experience and ability to undertake evaluation and use a variety of methodologies (survey, focus groups, case studies)
  • Experience of working in a regional area or have a good understanding of workforce and cultural challenges
  • Excellent understanding of workplace mental health, psychological safety, leadership and organisational development
  • Project management experience and ability to meet milestones and grant outcomes
  • Understand and experience of facilitation, models of learning, problem solving and creative solutions
  • PhD and research experience in relevant fields is desirable
  • Dare to Lead™ trained is desirable

This position will require you to hold a current ‘C’ class driver’s licence and a national police clearance certificate.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File PD - Research Fellow (Project Coordinator) 510309.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria 

Closing date: Thursday, 11 August 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Applications are encouraged from candidates located in the Midwest or Pilbara, Western Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    


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