First listed on: 24 June 2024

Research Fellow

Changing the world is not simple. It takes thought, time, persistence and insight. But most of all, it takes something extraordinary. So at the University of Tasmania, we've made the pursuit of the extraordinary a never-ending commitment.

It influences everything we do. The way we teach. The way we research. The way we learn. And the way we live.

Join Menzies as a Research Fellow, lead in our Cardiovascular Research Flagship, and make a significant impact in cardiovascular health.

  • Work alongside a team of specialised cardiovascular researchers.
  • Conduct high-quality research to improve cardiovascular health outcomes.
  • Fulltime, Fixed Term (4 years), Based in Hobart.

The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (Academic level C,D or E) at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research (Menzies), as part of the College of Health and Medicine at The University of Tasmania.

This role will see you join our newly established Cardiovascular Research Flagship, working with a team of 25 leading cardiovascular researchers. Your role will involve leading collaborations and activities to advance the Flagship’s work, conducting high-quality research, securing funding, publishing findings, and supervising students. Depending on your experience, you’ll also contribute to academic leadership, team building, fostering research, and supporting junior staff development. We’re looking for an exceptional researcher who is passionate about making a significant impact in reducing cardiovascular risk and improving clinical outcomes in Tasmania and beyond. 

About Menzies

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence. Our mission is to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians.

Our research adopts a ‘bench-to-bedside’ and disease prevention approach. This approach is aimed at enhancing patient care and improving clinical outcomes for the community. We achieve this by translating knowledge into clinical and policy actions, and through the commercial application of our discoveries.

Tasmania, an island state with a population of over 500,000 people, possesses a distinct health system. This system facilitates close engagement with the University, government agencies, and health providers. It offers a unique framework for translational health research.

About the University

At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. Because of our unique setting and challenges we go beyond creating places of learning. We strive to stimulate economic growth, lift literacy, improve health outcomes for Tasmania and nurture our environment as it nurtures us. We welcome enquiring minds, from near and far, to join us in our pursuit of the extraordinary.

What’s Required

The role requires a significant research record in cardiovascular disease, demonstrated by high-quality publications, presentations, and funding success. Proficiency in successful research student supervision will see you succeed in this role. You’ve proven experience as an effective academic leader with team-building skills and the ability to foster excellence in research and teaching, relative to career stage and opportunity. Relationship building comes easily to you and you’ve an established local, national, and international network of relevant disciplines and communities.

A PhD in a relevant field is required.

What’s on Offer?

You’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few. Based in Hobart city at the Menzies Institute, we offer the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of medical research and contribute to improving health outcomes in a unique and beautiful island setting. On offer are salary packaging options and 17% superannuation.

Belong - Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Considering a move to Hobart to take up this opportunity?

Experience the captivating charm of Hobart, Tasmania, where natural beauty meets a vibrant and diverse culture. Nestled against the backdrop of the spectacular Kunanyi and the breathtaking River Derwent, Hobart offers you a unique lifestyle. Indulge in a thriving arts scene at the world-renowned MONA Museum, experience culinary delights featuring seasonal local produce, and a welcoming community renowned for its warmth and inclusivity. From exploring the historic streets of Salamanca Place to embarking on outdoor adventures in the surrounding wilderness, Hobart offers endless opportunities for discovery and adventure.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Please provide your up-to-date resume.
  • A cover letter describing your motives, interests, and aspirations for this role.
  • 1-2 pages addressing the relevant academic level selection criteria from the Position Description.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Seana Gall,

Applications close Sunday 14th of July 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.


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