Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow - Cochrane Australia



Research Fellow - Cochrane Australia

Job No.: 663693

Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.4)

Duration: Fixed-term appointment until 31 October 2024

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $111,603 - $132,529 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Are you passionate about evidence-based research that impacts healthcare policy and practice? We're seeking a motivated individual to join our team and contribute to the advancement of living evidence synthesis methods.

    As a Research Fellow, you'll collaborate with Cochrane Australia and the Australian Living Evidence Consortium teams to conduct living evidence synthesis. Your role will involve identifying, screening, appraising, and synthesizing evidence to inform living evidence summaries that underpin living guidelines.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent and team-based research, producing papers and publications
  • Contribute to research proposal submissions to external funding bodies
  • Perform administrative functions related to research activities
  • Occasionally contribute to teaching programs within the field of research
  • Attend meetings associated with research and organizational units
  • Other duties as directed
  • Key Selection Criteria:

  • Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent research experience
  • Strong manuscript and research proposal preparation skills with a track record of refereed publications
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office and analytical software
  • Experience with systematic evidence syntheses and guideline development
  • Familiarity with GRADE guideline development methods and NHMRC Guideline Approval requirements
  • If you're ready to make a difference in evidence-based healthcare research, apply now and be part of a team dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes through rigorous evidence synthesis. Take the next step in your research career and join us in our pursuit of excellence in evidence-based practice.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Be part of our story. Work with us to#ChangeIt.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    Dr Miranda Cumpston, Guidelines Program Manager, Australian Living Evidence Collaboration, [email protected] or phone +61 423 550 833

    Position Description

    Research Fellow - Cochrane Australia

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 10 April 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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    Job details


    Research Fellow - Cochrane Australia


    Monash University




    March 27, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 10, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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