10 March, 2022

Platform Leader, Capacity Development

Full-Time, 2 Year Contract

An exciting opportunity to lead and build the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Researchers in a vibrant and exciting environment with opportunities for career progression.

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

The Capacity Development PlatformEstablished in 2019, the Platform within the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity Theme helps strengthen the existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce which will increase Indigenous-led research and support the growth of the next generation of Aboriginal health researchers. The Platform is one of five platforms within the Aboriginal Health Equity Theme of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

About the role

This position is a part of a dynamic Aboriginal leadership team committed to building pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, researchers, and practitioners through capacity strengthening activities and partnership building in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research in South Australia and nationally.

The position will utilise:an in-depth understanding of academic career trajectories within the health and medical research sector;an extensive network within the university and non-university research environment in South Australia and/or nationally; and an unwavering commitment to promoting the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic research talent. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community. Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

For the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our community you will need to comply with SAHMRI’s Immunisation Policy which includes, wherever possible, that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any queries specific to your circumstances.

SAHMRI considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under sub-s 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and proof of Aboriginality will be required.

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.