Research Fellow

at Australian Red Cross Blood Service

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is entrusted with the supply of blood in Australia. We collect and process life-saving blood products for patients in need.

The Donor Research team applies behavioural and social science theory and methods to describe, explain, predict and influence blood donation behaviour. Our goal is to deliver leading edge research that translates into evidence-based business practice, while expanding academic knowledge about blood donation. The Research Fellow will contribute to this professional and close-knit team by providing research leadership across a number of projects on blood donation.

You will have:

  • PhD in psychology, public health, social science, or equivalent qualification.
  • Previous experience in a senior research role within an applied setting, particularly in applying theoretical frameworks to modify health-related behaviours.
  • A previous research role involving collaboration with non-research stakeholders and translating findings to impact on policies or practices would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading research projects from conception to dissemination and translation stages, including coordination of junior staff or students and management of milestones and budgets.
  • An established track record of publications in high quality journals (essential) and demonstrated success in attracting external research funding (desirable).
  • High level expertise in statistical analysis.
  • Qualitative analysis skills (desirable).

You will also be:

  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, including dissemination of research findings across a range of academic and applied settings.
  • Enthusiastic about conducting research within an applied, multidisciplinary, non-academic setting, particularly the opportunity to translate research findings to improve outcomes.
  • Keen to develop expertise and leadership in the blood donation field.
  • Great with detail, analytical, able to problem solve and work under pressure.
  • Able to work independently and in a team.

Your dedication and hard work will be rewarded with:

  • Pride that your work will impact lives for the better
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Corporate rates for private health insurance

As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to participate in relevant National Police, Employment History and/or Professional Membership and Qualification checks and validation of Australian Work Rights, prior to offer of employment at the Blood Service

The Blood Service is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

For further details on this position please contact Dr Tanya Davison, National Donor Research Manager on 03 9863 2887 or

Applications for this role close Friday, 31st March 2017.

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