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Research Fellow - STOPstroke Program

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Intensive, Research Focused

Research Fellow


  • Fixed-term, full time position for 2 years.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Make a sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives.

The Opportunity

The Research Fellow will work on the Synergies TO Prevent stroke (STOPstroke) program that is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Synergy Grant. STOPstroke is Australia’s first program of research dedicated to stroke prevention, with investigators from a range of institutions around Australia and New Zealand. The STOPstroke program has three research themes: (1) better prediction of who is at risk of stroke, (2) better management of those at risk of stroke, (3) real world modelling and effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of stroke.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
  • Design, collect and analyse data across a range of study designs including cohort studies, mixed methods studies and randomised controlled trials.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • A continuing commitment to research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of cardiovascular diseases including stroke, demonstrated by a record of quality publications and presentations.
  • Experience managing or contributing to research projects across a range of study designs including cohort studies, data linkage studies, randomised controlled trials or mixed methods studies, relative to career stage and opportunity.
  • Ability to provide input and assist with the preparation of ethics applications, grant reports, manuscripts and funding applications.
  • Mentoring and supervisory skills and the ability to contribute to the supervision of staff and students relative to career stage and opportunity.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $136,519 comprising base salary within the range of $100,508 to $116,683 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Alison McLeod, Administration Manager, or (03) 6226 4619.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Research Fellow.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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