Research Fellow

Job No: GEORGE497
Location: Newtown, Australia


Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Full time/ Part Time (Flexible) 
  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Hybrid working arrangements (combination of office and virtual work)
  • Make a leading contribution on a global scale
  • Fantastic culture

We have an opportunity for your career to make a difference!

Are you a talented, enthusiastic health researcher? We need you to participate in a program of global injury research.   We are looking for an experienced  Research Fellow to join our team within the Injury Division

The Research Fellow will be primarily working on a large body of drowning prevention work in Australia.  This role will provide opportunities to explore other global injury challenges such as child road injuries, burns and falls.  

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Lead and oversee ethics committee submissions
  • Develop, lead and coordinate internal and external project specific plans 
  • Support policy and public engagement initiatives 
  • Support publications and grant writing
  • Coordinate with sites, evaluate data and ensure data quality

Our successful candidate:-

  • Proven experience writing reports and journal articles
  • Proven experience supporting policy and public engagement initiatives
  • Proven ability to develop working relationships within relevant networks 

Skills, knowledge and experience:-

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (eg epidemiology, health services research, health informatics or public health) or research and publication experience of over 5 years
  • Proven experience in mixed methods, implementation research, policy analysis or data linkage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility in the face of changing organisational priorities
  • Experience in leading Research Ethics Committee submission
  • Ability and willingness to travel to sites
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in data processing and statistical software packages SAS, Stata, Python and/or R

 The closing date for applications is 31st January, 2023.  We do reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 

Please see here for more information Position Description

Why the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.

Take advantage of our rewards you may enjoy as part of The George team.

  • Generous salary packaging benefits increasing your take home pay
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Extra leave days including extended Christmas break and study leave
  • YourFlex arrangements e.g. start/finish times, purchase leave, location
  • A global, diverse, inclusive team committed to making impact

About the George

The George Institute  (TGI) is 700+ employees around the world and projects in over 40 countries all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide.

As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Lead world-class, large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and health systems research to transform treatments and healthcare delivery
  • Look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale
  • Develop low-cost, innovative solutions to global unmet needs
  • Drive our global impact through a program of research, advocacy, thought leadership and disruptive social entrepreneurship

We pride ourselves with our 6 core values: excellence, integrity, can-do approach, creativity, impact, and humanitarian commitment.



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.

We value workplace diversity and encourage applications from people living with disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ+; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


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Why work at the George?

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs.