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Research Fellow (Digital Health Transformation)

Apply now Job No:510430
Area:Faculty of Business, Economics & Law
Salary (FTE):Academic Research Level B1 ($97,590.98 - $115,888.95)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The University of Queensland 

For more than a century, The University of Queensland had educated and worked with outstanding people to create positive change for society. UQ research has global impact and is delivered by an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 researchers at six faculties, eight research institutes and 100+ research centres. 

About This Opportunity

The Queensland Department of Health is partnering with the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Digital Health CRC (DHCRC) to support the emergence of a new breed of interdisciplinary leader who can use evidence and thought-leadership to help shape the digital transformation of healthcare in Queensland and become leaders in Australia and globally. The DHCRC funding includes scholarships for three Ph.D. students and one postdoctoral fellow to deliver a coordinated set of subprojects that address the digital priorities of Queensland Health, including those of the Queensland Clinical Networks Executive (QCNE), eHealth Queensland (eHQ), and the Office of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO). 

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the DHCRC, the position will be based in the most appropriate School or Faculty for the project proposed by the candidate. This is an interdisciplinary position and you will work across the university with colleagues from the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

As the Research Fellow, you will have two primary research responsibilities; to conduct a coordinated set of research studies that you will propose and negotiate with the selection committee; and to provide research method guidance to the three PhD students within the DHCRC. You will provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to the PhD cohort and peers across the system to accelerate the effective digital transformation of the healthcare system.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in Business, Medicine, Health and Behavioural Science, Health Economics, Information Technology, Health Services, or Health Informatics. You will have experience conducting and publishing research in health service context and strong methodological skills. Strong knowledge of the effects of electronic medical record systems and other digital health systems and experience assessing and improving the impacts from investments in digital health will be essential.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term (three year) position at Academic level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $112,229  - $115,888 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $131,308 - $135,590.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 510430_PD_Research Fellow.pdf

Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants may be required to submit a preliminary research proposal for review.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Andrew Burton-Jones.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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