Associate Professor and Director of Allied Health Research at the Royal Children’s Hospital, post at UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville

Role type: Full time; CDD 5 years

Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Health Sciences

Salary: Level D – $158,624 – $174,754 per year plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

About the Opportunity

The Director of Allied Health Research is a Joint Associate Professor in the Allied Health Post between the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Melbourne School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, with an appointment at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. The position will be physically located at the Melbourne Children’s Campus in Flemington Road Parkville.

This exciting role will provide leadership to support the generation of high quality clinical research focused on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. This leadership will extend to knowledge generation, implementation, research training, teaching and practice. The incumbent will promote the translation of research results for healthcare professionals, customers, consumer organizations, industry partners and the community at large to ensure that children, adolescents and their families receive the most effective and evidence-based allied health interventions.

In a typical week at work, you can:

  • Promote training in clinical research and develop the research capacities of paramedical staff
  • Attract funds to support evidence-based research in and on aspects of allied health clinical practice
  • Conduct world-class research in their field of research, enabling knowledge generation, knowledge transfer and innovation
  • Supervise graduate students and foster the professional development of such students through, but not limited to, publication and grant writing

About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in one of the following allied health disciplines; Physiotherapy, speech therapy or social work, and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent.

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to capacity building in paramedical research
  • High level ability to provide effective mentorship to clinical staff in research activities
  • Outstanding record of personal achievement and emerging national and international reputation in related paramedical research, including publications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships

About Us

The Royal Children’s Hospital

As a tertiary and quaternary centre, the RCH cares for the most critically ill and medically complex pediatric patients in Victoria. In addition to providing a full range of clinical services, the hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. With over 6,000 staff, 12 wards and 350 beds, RCH is Victoria’s leading specialist pediatric hospital and also provides care for children and young people in Tasmania.

Further information on the RCH, including the new RCH Strategic Plan 2019-21 Great Care, Everywhere, can be found at

Melbourne School of Health Sciences

Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) has created an interprofessional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health science education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice , workforce training and knowledge exchange.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

Learn more at

Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, disabilities or from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including a brief cover letter, resume, and your responses to the selection criteria (found in the job description) for the role.

For information to help you compile short statements to meet the selection criteria and competencies, please see

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

Job Description

Closing of applications: MAY 16, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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