First listed on: 18 December 2017

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - eHealth NSW and the Capital Markets CRC

Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 2486/1217

  • Develop and engage in high quality, impactful research projects
  • 12 month fellowship with potential for extension
  • Remuneration package: $120K – 170K which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity 

This is an exciting role that will help shape the effective secondary and meaningful use of health data in NSW through applied research and development. The successful candidate will work closely with eHealth NSW, the Capital Markets CRC data science team and the University of Sydney’s Research in Implementation Science and eHealth Group.

The role will focus on establishing the organisational, technical and capability requirements of using health data to support clinical decision support, quality improvement for the health system and research across NSW. The role will work with eHealth NSW to investigate the alignment and interaction between state enterprise solutions and local data applications and develop and design a business and systems architecture to support secondary and meaningful use of health data. The candidate will engage with stakeholders to help define the priority use cases and outcomes for data management and analytics in NSW. The candidate will work with industry groups to scope potential solutions and to undertake potential proof of concept projects.

The candidate will collaborate in developing a stream of research and development that contributes to high quality journal articles acceptable to high impact journals and continually seek to develop skills, experience, and research impact, with the objective of becoming a leading expert in the field.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow who:

  • PhD in data science or engineering from a leading university
  • Experience in development and/or design of systems and enterprise data architecture
  • Experience in enterprise systems, technologies and platforms that support data analytics and management
  • Experience in data management and informatics
  • Experience in working on large digital health research programs
  • Proven teamwork and relationship building skills including stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

To be suitable for an Academic Level B or C, Senior Research Fellowship, it is expected that you will have an excellent track record and international recognition for undertaking high quality research.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC)

The Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (, is one of the world's leading independent research and development centres. Our rapidly growing Centre, which specialises in high-end data analytics in finance and health markets, has close ties to leading universities and industry partners in Australia and internationally across four continents.

Headquartered in the beautiful Rocks area in Sydney, CMCRC has a permanent complement of 30 people and up to 100 PhD student and postdoctoral researchers working in collaboration with our many university and industry partners.

eHealth NSW

eHealth NSW is responsible for the delivery of information and communications technology-led investments in clinical care, business services and smart infrastructure, providing a digitally enabled and integrated health system that delivers quality patient-centred health experiences to the people of NSW. eHealth NSW helps provide smarter, safer and better ways of delivering healthcare, enabling clinicians to access information digitally regardless of where in NSW a patient lives or presents for treatment. 

Research in Implementation Science and eHealth (RISe)

The Research in Implementation Science and eHealth (RISe) Group is a unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences. RISe works at the nexus between practice, behaviour change and service improvement.
RISe is at the forefront of the emerging fields of eHealth and Implementation Science and our primary research emphasis is on the impact of new technologies on clinician and consumer behaviour and outcomes.
RISe works closely with a wide range of organisations, both nationally and internationally, including government departments, health service providers, professional colleges and translational research centres

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 08 February 2018


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