Monash University

Monash University

Research Fellow in Deprescribing


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Research Fellow in Deprescribing

Job No.: 658625

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $78,120 - $106,022 pa Level A (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 ground-breaking – 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.

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    The Opportunity

    An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Fellow to join the Deprescribing team in the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research. Our team is leading research to determine how to optimise deprescribing in the real world through development of guidelines, tools and education and exploring how to best implement these in practice. We aim to conduct consumer and clinician informed research to reduce medication related harm and improve quality of life for all Australians.

    Reporting to Dr Emily Reeve, the focus of the role will be supporting the project 'Integration and implementation of deprescribing recommendations to reduce medication induced harm'. This research program will create new knowledge and strategies that are directly applicable and translatable to practice. Reduction of inappropriate medication use will reduce the risk of medication induced harm, improving care for older Australians.

    As a Research Fellow, you'll play a critical role in coordinating and supporting research activities, ensuring ethical research practices, working with key stakeholders and consumers and contributing to the improvement of quality use of medicines through deprescribing.

    We are seeking a passionate individual who thrives both independently in a research environment and as a collaborative member of an interdisciplinary team.

    As the successful candidate you will have a doctoral qualification in deprescribing, polypharmacy, quality use of medicines or a closely related field (or you are expected to have submitted your PhD thesis for examination before, or within a reasonable time period of beginning this position). You will have previous research experience in clinical practice guidelines, qualitative, mixed methods or health services research, or implementation science. It would be beneficial if you are a pharmacist or other healthcare professional.

    If you're ready to expand your skills and knowledge while advancing research into deprescribing and clinical practice guidelines, we invite you to join our dynamic team at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations 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 more easily.

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


    Dr Emily Reeve, Senior Research Fellow, +61 3 9903 9596

    Position Description

    Research Fellow in Deprescribing

    Closing Date

    Thursday 7 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Job details


    Research Fellow in Deprescribing


    Monash University




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 07, 2023

    Job type



    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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