Senior Principal / Principal Research Fellow

Other Health Care 5 Sep 2019

Short Descrip­tion

Lead strate­gic research and research edu­ca­tion that improves the health work­force, health ser­vices and the health of those liv­ing in rur­al and remote locations

  • Be at the fore­front of excel­lence in rur­al, remote and Indige­nous Health
  • Real oppor­tu­ni­ty to make a difference 
  • Amaz­ing chance to expe­ri­ence the great Aus­tralian Outback

We now have an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a Senior Prin­ci­pal / Prin­ci­pal Research Fel­low to join our mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team, ini­tial­ly on a fixed term appoint­ment to 31 Decem­ber 2022 in Mount Isa at the Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health. 

What can you accom­plish in the Role

As an inte­gral part of our dynam­ic and pro­gres­sive team, you will have the unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to lead the devel­op­ment of the evi­dence base for over­com­ing major chal­lenges fac­ing rur­al and remote health and health work­force and con­tribute to the centre’s pri­ma­ry goal to improve the health of rur­al and remote Queens­land populations.

What will you bring to the Role 

A depth of under­stand­ing of the con­text and chal­lenges in rur­al and remote heath and a rel­e­vant research track record. Fur­ther devel­op­ing our strong col­lab­o­ra­tive net­work across mul­ti­ple sites in out­back Queens­land and beyond, you will lead strate­gic research and research edu­ca­tion rel­e­vant to rur­al, remote and Indige­nous health, health ser­vices and work­force that will improve the health and health ser­vices of those liv­ing in rur­al and remote locations

About the Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health 

Cen­tre for Rur­al and Remote Health (CRRH), James Cook Uni­ver­si­ty (JCU) is part of a nation­al net­work of uni­ver­si­ty depart­ments of rur­al health in head­quar­tered in Mount Isa, with nodes Clon­cur­ry, Lon­greach and Weipa.


Con­sis­tent­ly vot­ed in the top 2% of uni­ver­si­ties world­wide, JCU offers a cul­tur­al­ly diverse work­ing envi­ron­ment with oppor­tu­ni­ties for pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth as well as diverse career oppor­tu­ni­ties. JCU prides itself on being ded­i­cat­ed to teach­ing, learn­ing and research that is not only of high qual­i­ty, but also deliv­ers prac­ti­cal ben­e­fits to the peo­ples and indus­tries of the region.

Gen­er­ous salary $134,771 — $148,092

17% super­an­nu­a­tion scheme 

five weeks’ annu­al recre­ation leave

attrac­tive options for salary packaging

Relo­ca­tion assis­tance provide

If you are an estab­lished researcher look­ing to make a real dif­fer­ence to the peo­ple of out­back Queens­land, please apply today via:


Abo­rig­i­nal or Tor­res Strait Islander appli­cants are strong­ly encour­aged to apply.

Posi­tion Ref­er­ence Num­ber: 16849

Appli­ca­tions close: 21 Octo­ber 2019