The University of Melbourne
Research Fellow - Project Manager, Melbourne Medical School
This position is based within the Mental Health Research Program in the General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre of The University of Melbourne located within the Melbourne Medical School. The research fellow will work primarily on one of the major projects of Mental Health Program commencing in 2013. The focus of the project is on psychosocial recovery outcomes for people affected by mental illnesses and it will run for four years. The Mental Health Research Program has been formed in response to the growing burden of mental health problems in the Australian community and in recognition that the general practice/primary care setting provides most of the care for high prevalence conditions such as depression, anxiety and related disorders.
The focus of the work is on optimising psychosocial recovery outcomes for people affected by mental illnesses in Victoria, Australia.
Classification: Research Fellow Grade 1 – Level A. Salary: $59,646- $80,939 p.a. Closing date: 1st May 2013. Full details can be found at:
Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics
Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Health Informatics (with a focus on epidemiology and/or biostatistics and/or machine learning applied to routine data)
We are seeking an innovative scientist in the field of informatics as applied to health data to contribute expertise in our Health Informatics Centre (HIC), which will significantly expand to become an MRC funded Health e-Research Centre (HeRC) in2013. The appointee will be expected to lead and develop their own internationally excellent scientific research programme, to provide leadership more widely to other researchers using health social or educational data, and to contribute significantly to the management of our HeRC and data safe havens. We are flexible as to the disciplinary background of the applicant, and are happy to discuss the post with people whose backgrounds are in epidemiology, biostatistics or machine learning as applied to health data, or other relevant quantitative research disciplines. The appointee will have a strong track record of internationally competitive research and in securing external funding for research and will have experience in the use of health service data for research purposes.
To build the reputation of the Dundee HeRC, particularly in the analysis of electronic patient records and other large datasets.
Salary: Grade 9 (£47,314 - £53,233). Closing date: 30 April 2013. Full details can be found at the University of Dundee vacancy pages.
SSPC Academic Fellowship in General Practice
Salary: Clinical Research Fellow (StR) grade within a salary range from £31,523 - £55,754, placed at £35,596 per annum (spinal point 03). Basic salary will be enhanced by a market supplement of £16,018 per annum.
Four or Five Academic Fellowships are available that offer unique opportunities for training in academic aspects of general practice, and are ideal for GPs at an early stage of career development contemplating an academic career. Applicants will ideally have some experience in research (although this is not required), and longer term career development will be a central aim of each post.
The posts are available for one year and are suitable for applicants who have or are due to complete their CCT training in 2013. During the one year post successful applicants will gain new skill and develop their research ideas into a formal research proposal. They will also be expected to retain a minimal clinical commitment.
Four or five posts (4.0 wte) are available in total. The duration of the posts are 12 months and will run from the 1 August 2013 until 31 July 2014. The posts may be held in the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow or St Andrews (full time or part-time).
The recruitment process is being coordinated by the Scottish School of Primary Care (SSPC), a consortium of eight Higher Education Institutions managed from offices in the Division of Population Health Sciences at the University of Dundee.
Applicants may apply for posts in any or all of the five participating universities but should state their order of preference if more than one university would be considered. The candidate’s preference for full or part time hours will also be considered. Interviews will be held May 2013 at the Scottish School of Primary Care centre at the University of Dundee. full details are available at the University of Dundee vacancy pages.
For informal discussion of the opportunities available, please contact Dr Alison Hinds (Manager, SSPC)
Closing date: Friday 15 March 2013
100 funded PhD scholarships at University of St Andrews
To celebrate their 600th Anniversary St Andrews has created approximately 100 funded PhD scholarships throughout the university – this should be of interest to anyone wishing to work in the field of primary care, airways disease, cardiovascular disease etc . The stipend is £15,000 for a period of 3 years as well as all examination fees .
Fully funded MRC PhD studentship at University of Glasgow
A 3.5 year MRC PhD Studentship is available at the University of Glasgow starting in October 2013. The studentship will investigate the use of psychotropic medications in older people to examine any association with increased risk of hospitalisations and mortality. We would welcome applications from candidates with an interest in health services research who have good quantitative analysis skills.
Applicants will normally be expected to reside (or have residency) within the UK or EU. The financial package will include a 3.5 year stipend, approved University fees, Research Training Support Grant and a Conference Allowance.
Further details about the studentship can be found at http://www.FindAPhD.com?pj=40391 and applications need to be submitted via this site by the 17th December 2012.