Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Chair in Prevention of Childhood Disability

Job No: SAHMRI41
Location: Adelaide, SA

Join the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children team 

  • Inaugural opportunity to lead a new program of research to prevent disability
  • Access to world-class health & medical research facilities
  • Opportunity for collaborations within an Institute of renowned researchers 

About the Role 

We are seeking a scientific or clinical research leader with an international reputation to develop and lead a significant program of research focussed on reducing or preventing childhood disability arising from inherited, non-communicable or infectious conditions. Your innovations are expected to ultimately translate into reductions to the impact of disabilities internationally. 

This exciting new challenge will be based in Adelaide at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), one of the world’s most liveable cities. This is a full-time role, with a contract for up to five (5) years with market competitive remuneration including access to excellent salary packaging and other benefits. 

About You 

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes: 

  • High international standing and strong credibility as a senior academic scientist or clinician researcher in a field relevant to disability prevention
  • Substantial experience in a senior leadership capacity in a multidisciplinary research team
  • Substantial experience in the management of intellectual property and commercialisation
  • Outstanding success in research grant funding, and a strong, high quality published research output in a relevant field
  • Able to effectively build, lead and constructively participate in collaborations 

The position has been created by SAHMRI and the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation in partnership with the University of Adelaide through its Robinson Research Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute. 

To download a complete position description please click here 


Applications should include:
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts as well as your education and professional qualifications.
  • A covering letter that summarises your interest in this position.
  • A document providing evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlines in the Persona Specification.
  • Details of your latest salary, notice period and names of 2 referees, together with a brief statement of the capacity in which they have known you and an indication of when in the process they can be contacted (please note we will not contact your referees without your express permission).
  • Telephone contact numbers (preferably daytime and evening/mobile) which will be used with discretion. 

For more information, contact Professor Maria Makrides, Theme Leader, Healthy Mothers Babies and Children via email at 

Applications close 5pm Friday 6 March 2015 


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