Senior Research Fellow - Cardiovascular Program

Job No: GEORGE401
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Part Time (0.4 FTE) opportunity
  • 1 year Fixed term contract to start
  • 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.

The Better Treatments strategic priority area is focused on identifying better treatments or novel interventions for people with a broad range of non-communicable health conditions including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and cancer. This involves research within Australia and internationally, with a focus on low and middle income countries. The Cardiovascular Division is focused on improving the cardiometabolic health of people internationally, with a focus on equity.

The Senior Research Fellow will be responsible for overseeing and developing a range of research projects within the related program of work with a specific focus on endocrinology- diabetes, gestational diabetes, obesity and metabolic health. The Senior Research Fellow will assume a leadership role, while supporting the Program Head or Director and will be expected to function increasingly independently.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Developing an array of projects as part of a larger business plan or working on one plan in a specialist capacity with longer timeframes
  • Provide leadership, advice and support in projects, and exercise autonomy in relation to techniques, methods and procedures to achieve desired outcomes
  • Provide high level oversight and contribution to all research activities
  • Lead grant writing and revenue raising for the development of new projects
  • Directly write and guide others in development of reports on analyses that are suitable for publication in high impact journals
  • Foster strategic research collaborations with other researchers on projects both within and external to The Institute
  • Develop and maintain national and international [clinical] links to support the Program’s activities
  • Attend regular meetings of established projects
  • Contribute to proposal and budget development
  • Ensure that research being conducted is congruent with world best practice
  • Remain abreast of developments in the related 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 Institute by ensuring all interactions, documentation and communication are conducted in a manner which supports the stated mission
  • Contribute to teaching activities within The Institute and at the University of New South Wales and supervise students in medical and public health courses.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • PhD in a relevant health related discipline
  • Clinical academic in the field of endocrinology
  • Seasoned Researcher or Leader of a small research theme within a program
  • Experience in the management of research projects and/or clinical trials
  • Demonstrated track record in application and procurement of grants and funds
  • Experienced in writing high impact research papers
  • Advanced technical writing and oral presentation skills
  • Experience in people management and primary supervisor of post-graduate students
  • Developed decision making, problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
  • Experience with budget proposals and development
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • 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
  • 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 midnight, Monday, 16 May 2022 .

Please apply now!

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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