Head of Regional Training Hub Research, Rockhampton

Aug 07, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisions securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four Clinical Sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Each site, where there is significant investment in people and training infrastructure, provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the State.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9m per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20m, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. 

A rapidly expanding research profile focusses on clinical research and epidemiology/population health. There is a significant component of Indigenous health research, particularly programs designed to translate and improve health outcomes amongst the Indigenous population. Research productivity is evidence through a successful track record in attracting competitive funding from agencies such as the NHMRC  and, in 2015, at least 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals varying from ‘Rural and Remote Health’ to ‘Nature Genetics’.

The role

The primary purpose of this senior strategic position is to build medical research capacity in Central Queensland and Wide Bay for UQRCS including the Regional Training Hubs. 

This position will build on the requirements of the RHMT Commonwealth grant and social accountability principles of the UQRCS to improve the health and wellbeing of the community it serves. This position will in particular address the Regional Training Hubs research stipulated in the successful UQ proposal.

The person

Applicants must possess a PhD qualification, along with extensive experience in epidemiological research related to rural health and medical workforce issues.


This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months, at Academic Level D. The remuneration package for Academic Level D will be in the range $135,909 to $149,731 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $159,014 to $175,185.75 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Head of Director of Research, Rural Clinical School, Srinivas Kondalsamy-Chennakes, at s.kondalsamychennakes@uq.edu.au or phone +61 7 4631 5457. 


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. For information on completing the application process click here

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Reference: 500979

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