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Apply now Job No:511971
Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Salary (FTE):Research Professional Level 06 ($79,200.25 - $85,067.08)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a joint initiative of The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Darling Downs Health (DDH) and South West Hospital and Health Service (SWHHS). We support nursing, midwifery, allied health students and health professionals to develop a high quality and highly skilled workforce across regional, rural and remote Southern Queensland.

SQRH is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMTP). SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

For more information about SQRH, please click here.

About This Opportunity

This position will contribute to research and evaluation activities for the rural placement outcomes tracking research, under the broad direction of the SQRH Senior Research Fellow, Dr Genevieve Baratiny. This research aims to assess the long-term impact and outcomes of rural placements undertaken under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program in the SQRH catchment area by allied health and nursing students. Key duties will include:

  • Collecting, linking, integrating and analysing cohort data from various pre-existing external sources with data generated from placement evaluation and tracking surveys.
  • Conducting a range of statistical analyses, including longitudinal and multivariate analyses, using statistical software such as SPSS.
  • Developing, liaising and maintaining effective working relationships with data custodians in order to identify, negotiate regular access to and download datasets that will be used to collect research data within set timeframes.
  • Developing and maintaining an appropriate central data repository that enables storage, merging and analysis of linked datasets. 
  • Preparing statistical and data summaries and contributing to the preparation of ethics and grant applications.

This position is located in Toowoomba, however travel to other sites in the Darling Downs, South West Queensland, and the University of Queensland campuses may be required.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold an undergraduate degree (or higher) in a related field, with a background in biostatistics, statistics, quantitative methods, bioinformatics, or other relevant areas. You will bring at least two years’ experience with linkage, analysis and interpretation of data from longitudinal datasets and/or population surveys - preferably in a clinical context. You will be able to demonstrate experience in conducting and interpreting a broad range of multivariate statistical analyses with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R or STATA), including multivariate logistic regression. Your strong organisational skills and attention to detail will be critical to succeeding in this position. Finally, you will be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to your work, and strong problem solving abilities.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia and an unrestricted driver's licence to apply for this opportunity.

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 part-time (up to 0.5FTE), fixed term position until 31 December 2021 at HEW level 6.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $80,784 - $86,768, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $94,517 - $101,518.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, 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 511971_Research Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Genevieve Baratiny.

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing all selection criteria (no more than 3 pages)
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers 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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