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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Implementation Science

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
16 May 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0056280
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/Part-time Fixed-term for 19 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. | Level C - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead lung cancer screening implementation trials and contribute to policy-informing research.
  • Work in a great foundation role that provides the opportunity to shape Australia's first national lung cancer screening program and engage with top clinicians and researchers.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Research/Senior Research Fellow roles in Implementation Science, Lung Cancer Screening offer a unique opportunity in the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit (EISU) at Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Responsible for leading the 'Ready to Screen' (R2S) trial funded by the Medical Research Future Fund, candidates will manage the trial, engage stakeholders, and contribute to shaping Australia's first targeted national screening program for lung cancer.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development and execution of implementation activities and lead data analysis and interpretation for the R2S trial. Contribute to the methodological rigour of the Lung Cancer Screening implementation trial.
  • Working collaboratively with the R2S team by leading protocol development, ethics and governance approvals, and manage investigators’ participation in the implementation trial activities.
  • Working collaboratively with the R2S team to deliver the trial in primary care practices, including negotiating the implementation of trial resources and materials for primary care staff (providers and administrators).
  • Making significant contributions to writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and mentoring junior research staff in analysing qualitative and/or quantitative data and preparing manuscripts for submission.

Who We Are Looking For

You will excel in this role as an academic leader who enjoys attention to detail, engaging with stakeholders, and taking a leadership role in grant development and project execution. Your collaborative research capacity, coupled with excellent communication and negotiation skills, ensures successful outcomes. Additionally, your strong organisational skills and effective teamwork enable efficient management of deadlines and demands.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline such as implementation science, health services research, public health, behavioural science / health psychology, epidemiology or social sciences.
  • A track record of publications in academic journals that demonstrates extensive experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and interpretation, as well as preparing manuscripts for peer review.
  • A thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience in implementation or improvement sciences inclusive of conducting of real-world, pragmatic trials.
  • High level experience with the development of trial protocols and/or Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) applications, research grant applications and research governance applications.
  • Demonstrated capacity for collaborative research, including working in teams where contributors are located across multiple organisations.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) stands as a beacon of excellence in public health, driving impactful change both locally and globally since its establishment in 2001. With a commitment to advancing health equity and Indigenous wellbeing, MSPGH attracts top-tier researchers and students, fostering a dynamic environment of innovation and collaboration. From pioneering research published in prestigious journals to extensive international partnerships, MSPGH is at the forefront of shaping the future of public health education, research, and practice. 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 16 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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