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Research Fellow, Care Economy Research Institute & John Richards Centre

Job No.:567308

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Part time - 0.8FTE
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses (Regional Campus preferred)
  • Career progression and support


About the position

The Research Fellow will take a leadership role in the development of a research program in care economy, aged care and rural health. At La Trobe, the Research Fellow will be a core member of the Care Economy Research Institute. They will also work closely with the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research multidisciplinary team and be part of La Trobe Rural Health School.

Research projects will span a range of methodological approaches and the position requires skills and interest in using both quantitative and qualitative methods to generate high quality research. The position will involve liaising with stakeholders (community, service provider and industry partners), writing grants and tenders, obtaining ethical approval, data collection and analysis, and publishing research findings and participating in research dissemination activities. A critical part of this position is to generate research revenue from various sources to expand research activities.

The position will report to Professor Blackberry, the Director of the Care Economy Research Institute and John Richards Chair, who is based at La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga campus.


Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field such as: public health, medicine, program evaluation, epidemiology, nursing or allied health.
  • A track record of research excellence including peer review publications and attracting research grants from various sources
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection, analysis relevant to rural health, chronic disease, ageing, aged care, the broader care sector or clinical research.
  • Demonstrated established and productive research with a range of key stakeholders including health services, clinicians, academics, industry partners and older people.


Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm, Sunday 2nd June 2024

Position Enquiries: Professor Irene Blackberry, Director of the Care Economy Research Institute and John Richards Chair

Via email: I.Blackberry@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White Talent, Acquisition Consultant

Via email: Lisa.White@latrobe.edu.au 

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Research Fellow CERI-JRC .pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (max 1 page); and
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.


All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.



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