First listed on: 09 October 2019

Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow in Rural Health


  • Contribute to and help shape future research strategy
  • Collaborate with industry and community
  • Work across diverse, multi sectoral teams

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2020), Full Time
  • $96,178 to $135,637 pa (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Orange or Wagga Wagga

An exciting opportunity exists to undertake and engage in high quality, impactful research in the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) and contribute to the development and implementation of future rural health strategic direction.

This position would ideally suit an experienced researcher with demonstrated experience in using qualitative and/ or quantitative methods, and has a focus on addressing critical rural health issues across key activity streams.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral or masters qualification appropriate to the level being applied for or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to fields of public health, population health, social sciences, program evaluation, epidemiology, nursing or allied health
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in using qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description:

or by contacting:

Professor Deborah Warr | Senior Principal Research Fellow | | Ph: 02 6933 4172

Closing Date: 11pm, 07 November 2019

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