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 Implementation Science Platform, within the Aboriginal Health Equity research theme was recently awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant aimed at co-creating, implementing and evaluating a model of eye health care service delivery with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations in South Australia.
We are seeking a Research Assistant passionate about Indigenous health to join the team.
The Research Assistant will conduct research in collaboration with the Implementation Science Platform and will contribute to mixed-method research activities that seek to identify unmet eye health care needs and implement an eye care delivery model that seeks to address these unmet needs among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at high risk of blindness.
Reporting to the Senior Research Fellow & Platform Lead, Implementation Science, the Research Assistant, during the co-design phase, will undertake engagement with community members, service providers, practitioners and key stakeholders.
During implementation phases, they will contribute to research activities aimed at evaluating the project activities across diverse perspectives including the community, practitioners and service organisations.
The role will interact with a range of external stakeholders including senior staff from SA Health, Local Health Networks and Primary Health Networks, inter-sectoral state government organisations and service providers.
Significant liaison will be required with the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector, non-government organisations, research groups including the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity Theme at SAHMRI, and the SA Aboriginal community.
About the Role
Key responsibilities include :
The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes :
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.
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