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Job ID: 107469

Research Fellow
University of Auckland

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2018
Title Research Fellow
University University of Auckland
Department Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Application Deadline Jun. 26, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Auckland, Auckland
    New Zealand
  • Research Professor
  • Health Education & Promotion
    Clinical Psychology
    Health Sciences - General

Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education (CMHSE)

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and engaged individual to join our Research team!

About us

We are an active academic Centre operating within the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland, with wide-ranging projects and research interests including human factors, patient safety and simulation, with a focus on Perioperative Acute Care teams. We value high quality research outputs, and active engagement with our affiliated University and Hospital departments and with our international collaborators, with the ultimate goal of contributing to improved patient care.

The opportunity:

  • This position’s primary purpose is to support the Head of CMHSE in organising and managing research activities
  • This work will be predominantly related to research in medical education, patient safety, teamwork and communication, and human factors in healthcare
  • Specific projects will include applied research on the NetworkZ (formally known as MORSim – a national, multidisciplinary operating room simulation-based team training programme), the quality of administration of World Health Organisation Surgical Safety Checklist, interventions to understand and improve the culture and safety of Surgical teams, and assessment of competence in medical graduates

Who are we looking for?

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. social sciences, psychology, clinical education or health services research)
  • You will have a sound understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and excellent academic writing and verbal communication skills
  • There will be an expectation to provide research support to CMHSE academic staff, through assistance with grant and ethics writing and submissions, and literature review
  • There is scope for the successful candidate to develop his or her own research interests and projects within this role, and an expectation to submit grant applications for ongoing funding, and to become a part of the wider research activities of the centre

If this sounds like the next step in your career, we’d love to hear from you!

Applications close on Tuesday, 26 June 2018.

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