First listed on: 21 June 2020

Research Fellow (Digital Health Transformation)

The University of Queensland Business School

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and among the leading institutions worldwide. Our mission is to cultivate courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively transform business and society.

Based at the St Lucia campus as part of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the School brings together 12,000 students and 200 subject experts. 

About This Opportunity

The Queensland Department of Health is partnering with the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Digital Health CRC (DHCRC) to support the emergence of a new breed of interdisciplinary leader who can use evidence and thought-leadership to help shape the digital transformation of healthcare in Queensland and become leaders in Australia and globally. The DHCRC funding includes scholarships for three Ph.D. students and one postdoctoral fellow to deliver a coordinated set of subprojects that address the digital priorities of Queensland Health, including those of the Queensland Clinical Networks Executive (QCNE), eHealth Queensland (eHQ), and the Office of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO). 

Although this position is based administratively in the UQ Business School, the substantive position is thoroughly interdisciplinary.  You will work across the university with colleagues from the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law, the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.

As the Research Fellow, you will have two primary research responsibilities; to conduct a coordinated set of proposed and agreed research studies; and to provide research method guidance to the three PhD students within the DHCRC. You will provide leadership, mentoring and guidance to the PhD cohort and peers across the system to accelerate the effective digital transformation of the healthcare system.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD in Business, Medicine, Health and Behavioural Science, Health Economics, Information Technology, Health Services, or Health Informatics. You will have experience conducting and publishing research in health service context and strong methodological skills. Strong knowledge of the effects of electronic medical record systems and other digital health systems and experience assessing and improving the impacts from investments in digital health will be essential.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term (three year) position at Academic level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $112,229  - $115,888 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $131,308 - $135,590.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 510430_Research Fellow_PD.pdf

Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants may be required to submit a preliminary research proposal for review.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Andrew Burton-Jones.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: 19 July 2020, 11:00 pm (AEST)

UQ Job #510430


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