La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Research Fellow, Care Economy Research Institute & John Richards Centre


Closing in 3 days

Research Fellow, Care Economy Research Institute & John Richards Centre

Job No.: 567308

Work type: Fixed Term

  • Part time - 0.8FTE
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses (Regional Campus preferred)
  • Career progression and support
  • About the position

    The Research Fellow will take a leadership role in the development of a research program in care economy, aged care and rural health. At La Trobe, the Research Fellow will be a core member of the Care Economy Research Institute. They will also work closely with the John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research multidisciplinary team and be part of La Trobe Rural Health School.

    Research projects will span a range of methodological approaches and the position requires skills and interest in using both quantitative and qualitative methods to generate high quality research. The position will involve liaising with stakeholders (community, service provider and industry partners), writing grants and tenders, obtaining ethical approval, data collection and analysis, and publishing research findings and participating in research dissemination activities. A critical part of this position is to generate research revenue from various sources to expand research activities.

    The position will report to Professor Blackberry, the Director of the Care Economy Research Institute and John Richards Chair, who is based at La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga campus.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field such as: public health, medicine, program evaluation, epidemiology, nursing or allied health.
  • A track record of research excellence including peer review publications and attracting research grants from various sources
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection, analysis relevant to rural health, chronic disease, ageing, aged care, the broader care sector or clinical research.
  • Demonstrated established and productive research with a range of key stakeholders including health services, clinicians, academics, industry partners and older people.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

    Welcome Video - Victorian Regional campuses – See link below;

    https: // www.


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, Sunday 2nd June 2024

    Position Enquiries: Professor Irene Blackberry, Director of the Care Economy Research Institute and John Richards Chair

    Via email : [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White Talent, Acquisition Consultant

    Via email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Research Fellow CERI-JRC .pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (max 1 page); and
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position', which is located in the position description.
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    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.

    Job details


    Research Fellow, Care Economy Research Institute & John Richards Centre


    La Trobe University




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

    Similar jobs

    Recent blogs