First listed on: 21 February 2020

Research Manager

UQ Centre for Health Services Research

The UQ Centre for Health Services Research is one of five Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine. The primary purpose of the Centre is to improve the delivery of health care through research which examines health systems performance and identifies mechanisms to improve access, effectiveness and efficiency.  The Centre has research strengths in telehealth, geriatric medicine and aged care, renal medicine, clinical trial design and administration and biostatistics.  The Centre engages 20 clinicians and research staff, 27 professional staff and has a large cohort of higher degree research students. The Centre works closely with the other Research Centres in the Faculty of Medicine (UQDI, UQCCR, UQCHRC), the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and also with Metro South Hospital and Health Services. The Centre is the Australian Coordinating Centre for interRAI and leads international development of its hospital assessment systems related to function and psychosocial problems.  It has extensive related data holdings.

The vision of the UQCHSR is to improve health outcomes for patients, with a particular focus on those with chronic disease or frailty, for remote communities and those with other forms of disadvantage or vulnerability. This will be achieved through strong engagement of researchers and practitioners across the translational spectrum, from basic, through clinical and health trials, to implementation, this will enable outcomes such as improved health care services, new clinical products, policies or educational improvements. UQCHSR will be recognized for its strong engagement with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and industry, and outcomes arising from addressing clinically important research questions. It will also have a reputation for the provision of outstanding clinical research training, pre-clinical and clinical research services (e.g. clinical trials design and data analysis), and clinical trial linked service provision.

The UQCHSR is located at the PA Hospital campus in Woolloongabba, South Brisbane, with activities based in the Hospital, the Clinical Research Facility and associated with research activities both nationally and internationally. 

About This Opportunity 

The purpose of this Research Manager position is to manage the project “Enhance electronic medical records to improve patient outcomes, integrate health workforce and generate efficient research” which focuses on the development of new, efficient capability for data extraction from the Electronic Medical Record (ieMR).  The project will construct a robust data model from the existing iEMR database that collates and indexes information from both the existing structured query language (SQL) fields and currently unindexed, but invaluable unstructured information.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful appointee will have a postgraduate qualification, or progress towards a postgraduate qualification, with extensive experience managing significant sized research projects. You must have excellent research and communication skills to compose and deliver reports, academic manuscripts, database management and design and submission of proposals.  To be successful in the role you will also demonstrate your ability to collaborate within interdisciplinary teams, have excellent planning, time management, problem-solving skills as well as the ability to influence and elicit cooperation. 

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia 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 full-time, fixed term position at HEW level 8. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $98,298 - $110,376 plus super of up to 9.5%.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Clair Sullivan via email:

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter addressing
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume

Job Closes: 4 March 2020, 11:00PM AEST


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