Research Officer, WOMB
James Cook University (View other jobs from this organisation)
Art by Selina Tonga: We as women all belong to the one tree, hands reaching up in growth, branching out learning from each other, moving around the cycle of life we continue to learn, grow empowering the next generation of strong healthy women.
Work with a dedicated research team working collaboratively to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mums and Bubs.
- Join the Women’s Action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB) project
- Great opportunity to make a real difference
- Work in a in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team.
We offer an exciting opportunity for a Research Officer ($67,010 - $89,541) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU). A full time, fixed term appointment to 31 December 2023, this position can be based in Townsville, Cairns, Mt Isa or Lismore. Fractional appointments may be negotiated for the right person.
What you can accomplish in the Role
Would you like to work with a great distributed research team working collaboratively to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mums and Bubs? Come and join the Women’s Action for Mums and Bubs (WOMB) project. This community-based participatory research project aims to improve the quality of Indigenous Primary Health Care in maternal and child health (MCH) through implementing and testing the effectiveness of participatory women’s groups in engaging with MCH audit data and improving service quality and outcomes.
What you will bring to the Role
As someone who is passionate about improving the quality of Indigenous Primary Health Care you will demonstrate experience in health research, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care. Utilising your strong communication skills, you will engage effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Indigenous community organisations, government departments, academics and field researchers. enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative team.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly urged to apply.
Consistently voted in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
- generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
- attractive options for salary packaging
- work and life balance with a 36.25 hour working week plus five weeks annual recreation leave
How to Apply
Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17197
- Closing Date:
- 27 Oct 2020
- QLD - Cairns
- $67,010 - $89,541 plus 17% superannuation
- Work Type:
Research Assistants and Fellowships