Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow

Job summary
  • Part or Full time (0.4 - 1 FTE) opportunity
  • 2 year, fixed term contract
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow to join our growing Cardiovascular program.

The Better Treatments strategic priority area is focused on identifying better treatments or novel interventions for people with a broad range of health conditions including cardiovascular disease. This involves research within Australia and internationally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

The Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow will work on a series of existing and planned studies including cohorts, surveys and trials as well as assisting in the development of new proposals. The exact role will depend upon the experience of the applicant. This is a unique opportunity for a Fellow to work with a senior staff member, develop their research skills and build a program of work that jointly aligns with their career objectives and the requirements of the organisation.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will depend upon the experience and expertise of the Fellow, but will include:

  • Support ongoing research activities congruent with skill set
  • Assist with the development of new research proposals
  • Contribute to preparation of funding applications
  • Assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation
  • Make presentations about projects and research findings
  • Foster collaborations with internal and external partners
  • Ensure that research is done congruent with world best practice
  • Supervise and mentor more junior team members
  • Remain abreast of developments in the field
  • Embrace the can-do culture of The George Institute.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • PhD in health, medical, or other relevant qualification
  • Experience in clinical or public health research
  • Knowledge and experience within cardiometabolic diseases, epidemiology, nutrition, clinical trials, health policy or cancer preferred
  • Strong scientific writing skills
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • An ability to think and operate strategically
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong communication capability
  • The ability to work flexibly, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong focus on quality
  • Availability and willingness to travel (one day!)

This is a great opportunity for you to work on exciting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes.

For more information, please see the Position Description here.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 2021. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.