Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Program

Job No: GEORGE183
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Part or Full Time opportunity
  • 24 month contract
  • 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.
One of our divisions focuses on cardiovascular diseases, and novel interventions to improve outcomes or identify better treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. This includes studies using sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors.
The Research Fellow is required to play a role in the ongoing conduct of existing studies, as well as assisting in the development of new proposals.
To achieve this, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the program
  • Work with the Program Head or Program Director in developing new study proposals
  • Assist with the preparation of grant applications as required
  • Take the lead and assist with 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

Success in this role, will be based on a range of key skills and experience:

  • Relevant health/medical qualification, including a PhD
  • Experience in the development and coordination of health research projects and/or clinical trials
  • 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 ie 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

Application closing date: Tuesday 16th June 2020

Please apply now!

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.


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