Research Fellow, Accelerated Translational Research in Primary Liver Cancer at MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY – SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

  • Salary package: From $108,111 to $127,913 (level B) per year, plus 17% employer pension contribution and annual leave. Prorated for part-time position.
  • Type of appointment: Full-time/Part-time (1 FTE or 0.8 FTE), 2-year fixed-term contract
  • Location of Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The role

We are seeking an experienced researcher with strong mixed methods research skills and a background in health care research to join a collaborative team to work under Theme 1 of the Cancer Institute NSW funded APRICA program (Translational Research accelerated on primary liver cancer). APRICA Theme 1 aims to develop a statewide framework for optimal primary prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The proposed research is highly translational and designed to have a lasting impact on the prevention of HCC.

The successful candidate will work primarily on analyzing and evaluating current prevention strategies and approaches and their effectiveness in different settings. They will also be involved in all aspects of the research with the aim of co-designing a framework of good practice for effective primary prevention that could be adopted across New South Wales. They will work closely with a team of researchers, clinicians, policy makers and health economists at three universities and three local health districts in NSW. Some travel may be required within New South Wales to visit participating Local Health Districts (LHDs).

About you

You will bring your postgraduate qualifications in health, health services research, epidemiology or another related discipline, as well as highly developed skills and experience working with health system stakeholders, policy makers and clinicians. You will have demonstrated experience working on interdisciplinary collaborative projects and exemplary communication skills. Your highly developed understanding of research and program evaluation processes and methods and proven experience in document analysis, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, protocol development, application writing publication and the writing of ethical applications will be highly appreciated. You will enjoy working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary collaborative team based across multiple institutions.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Humanities at Macquarie University builds on our aspiration to have the country’s first fully integrated academic health sciences center under the direction of a university.

The The Australian Institute for Health Innovation (AIHI) is an internationally renowned center for health services research. AIHI is located on Macquarie University’s North Ryde campus and brings together four well-known, leading and high-performing research centers working in the distinct but related fields of complexity science, implementation, health informatics, health outcomes, human factors and health. systems design, health economics and health and safety systems. AIHI is a multidisciplinary environment and operates with a philosophy of teamwork and mutual support and respect. We have a strong environment for excellent scholarship, research activity and results.

The position works with Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski in the Center for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS) at AIHI.

Macquarie is a university committed to the real and often complex issues and opportunities that define our lives. Connect with us today.

To apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your CV and a separate cover letter (1-2 pages) that explains how you meet the selection criteria below:


  • A PhD in a health-related discipline (e.g. public health, health services research, epidemiology) or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with a range of healthcare stakeholders, including public health specialists, policy makers and clinicians
  • Ability to critically assess and analyze available programs and resources
  • Experience in program evaluation research or design, for example, development of protocols, logic models, surveys or interview guides
  • Experience with different quantitative research designs and data analysis for health research
  • Demonstrated highly developed skills in quantitative analysis using parametric and nonparametric statistical tests and performing multivariate regression analysis
  • A highly developed understanding of co-design principles and experience in conducting multi-stakeholder consultations
  • Experience preparing and delivering conference or webinar presentations
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to prepare and publish in quality high impact journals.


  • Experience in analyzing or evaluating prevention programs and policies
  • Experience using SPSS or other statistical software
  • Experience using NVivo or similar for qualitative analysis
  • Understanding of key concepts of framework co-design and development

To note: This position requires you to comply with professional screening, assessment and vaccinations in accordance with Macquarie University health requirements. You may also need to convince Macquarie University that you pass all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Please note that applications for this position are only accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or persons currently residing in Australia with full employment rights.

Requests: Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski ([email protected])

Recruitment requests: Jasmine Xia at [email protected]

Applications closed: Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. AEST

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