Institution (Location)
Deakin School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (Australia)
Start Date
November 6, 2017
Salary
BASE LEVEL SALARY FOR LEVEL B of $93,615
Position Description
DUTIES
• Undertake various research related administrative functions including the preparation of grant and ethics applications, design and implementation of research studies, and the preparation of conference presentations and research papers.
• Supervise research support staff involved
in the staff member’s research and ensure implementation of all relevant University policies, in particular those relating to equal opportunity, Occupational Health and Safety, staff development, and staff performance planning and review.
• Remain up-to-date and contribute to current literature and methods relevant to the area of expertise.
• Contribute to teaching in relation to his/her research project(s) and/or area of expertise.

• Develop research-related material for teaching or other purposes, for use in relevant teaching programs.
• Promote the activities of the University, particularly those relating to research and research training, within academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally.
• Effectively manage the research funds for grants received for his or her research project(s).
• Participate in research profiling activities including meetings with key stakeholders and participation in media and other communications activities.
• Attend meetings associated with the research project(s) with which the researcher is involved or other meetings as appropriate, such as Institute/School/Faculty meetings and play a role in planning and committee work.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION AND
INDEPENDENCE
• Research is conducted independently in the context of supervising and consulting with other team members.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND
JUDGEMENT
• The Research Fellow is expected to exercise judgement on work methods and task sequences within standard practices and procedures and to seek expert advice for work methods that fall outside the standard practices.
• Capacity to work independently, to use initiative and to work well within a team setting.
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)
RESEARCH ONLY LEVEL B
Level B members of staff typically perform these duties at the following levels:
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
• An emerging reputation in research and scholarship, through publication or exhibition in quality outlets
• Contributing to their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity
• Contributing to research projects and collaborations to create new insights and opportunities
• Contributing to research collaborations and partnerships which have demonstrable outcomes
• Contributing to successful development of research programs or partnerships
• Supervising or examining honours students, or making a contribution to the supervision, management and timely completion of HDR students
• Contributing to a culture of research excellence in the University
• Contributing to the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention, with appropriate involvement in the commercialisation of outcomes

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE – ESSENTIAL SELECTION CRITERIA
Qualifications
A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
• Experience relevant to the promotion of physical activity and/or healthy eating in adults. Previous experience in conducting intervention studies would be highly regarded.
• Demonstrated record of high quality publications and conference papers in physical activity and/or nutrition in adults.
• Demonstrated ability in preparing successful competitive research grant applications.
• Ability to plan and conduct high-quality research that aligns with IPAN’s research programs.
• Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative work teams and to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Demonstrated organisational skills.
• Experience in contributing to the successful supervision of undergraduate honours and/or research higher degree students.
• Knowledge of workplace health and safety principles, to ensure the safety of self, colleagues and students and a demonstrated commitment to Equal Opportunity.
• Interpersonal skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, research partners, staff within the Institute.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to manage research grant funding and comply with grant funding contractual requirements.

Personal Qualities
• Demonstrated personal qualities of high motivation, scientific rigour and the ability to meet competing deadlines.
• A commitment to mentoring and supporting junior colleagues to develop independent research careers.
SELECTION CRITERIA – DESIRABLE
• Previous research or other experience working with socioeconomically disadvantaged groups
How to Apply
APPLICATION
Thank you for your interest in the position of Research Fellow – Physical Activity/Nutrition Promotion.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online via:
deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/careers-at-deakin
Include cover letter, curriculum vitae and a response to the Selection Criteria.
Please quote reference number:
170530
SUPPORT FOR YOUR APPLICATION
All enquiries will be confidential and should be directed to:
Kylie Ball
Alfred Deakin Professor Telephone +61 3 9251 7310 [email protected]
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS
CLOSING DATE 10/09/2017
INTERVIEW PROCESS
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by a panel.
Candidates may be requested to present to the School and the wider Faculty.
Details of professional referees will be requested prior to the interview.
REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS
An attractive remuneration package is offered. This will include:
BASE LEVEL SALARY FOR LEVEL B of $93,615 RELOCATION SUPPORT – if ELIGIBLE
Total Rewards at Deakin
TERM OF APPOINTMENT
FULL-TIME AND FIXED TERM UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2020.
ANTICIPATED COMMENCEMENT DATE IS 6 NOVEMBER 2017.

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