Research Fellow (Sphere)

at La Trobe University

  • Part time (0.5) 2.5 days per week
  • 2 year fixed term role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $95,432 - $112,697 pro rata plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

SPHERE is a newly established, NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care. Led by Monash University, this is the first dedicated Centre to lead research aimed at improving the quality, safety, and capacity of primary health care services to achieve better outcomes in women's sexual and reproductive health. SPHERE supports the design and conduct of studies within three areas of women's sexual and reproductive health: preconception care, contraception, and abortion along with a strong focus on health economics.

The primary purpose of this position in the Judith Lumley Centre on mother, infant and family health research in the Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Rights stream is to undertake projects in the abortion stream of the SPHERE Research Program. These projects may include further conceptualization of reproductive coercion (RC), refining RC measurement tools and conducting a prevalence study of reproductive coercion among community or primary care populations. Projects may involve both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Skills & Experience

  • A doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area or equivalent research experience;
  • Demonstrated statistical analysis and manuscript and research proposal preparation skills;
  • Experience in successfully supervising, mentoring and coaching to support the development of research staff;
  • Advanced computer skills with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; statistical software;
  • Experience in the preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies and evidence of success in securing research funding

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 4th August 2019

Position Enquiries: Professor Angela Taft E:

Position Description below:

Download File PD,Level B Research Fellow - SPHERE.pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

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La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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