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Reference Number 60967
Position Title Allied Health Research and Knowledge Translation Leader
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City & Royal Park Campus
Award Health Professionals [1]
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Allied Health Research and Translation Leader

  • 3 year contract from April 2022
  • Make your mark in translating research to improve patient care
  • Lead and mentor emerging Allied Health researchers at Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Work at a leading hospital within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct (Parkville)

Your new team:

Allied Health at the Royal Melbourne Hospital consists of around 270 EFT, with over 500 staff from multiple professions. Our Allied Health staff work across the continuum of care; from acute and subacute settings, to centre and home-based services. Our staff are highly engaged in research and quality improvement.


Your new role:

This exciting position is a fixed-term 3-year contract and offers a professional pathway for career progression in allied health research and leads the translation of research into practice. This role will focus on all elements of an allied health research unit, driving skill acquisition and interprofessional research across allied health.  The leader will:

  • Strengthen allied health research leadership and develop priorities for innovation and research
  • Develop and maximise use of research governance and infrastructure
  • Build research capability and capacity
  • Enhance research partnerships and collaboration

About you:

  • You have a background of successful and productive research and are passionate about addressing the barriers to allied health professionals undertaking research
  • You model effective translational research and generate an increased evidence base to improve patient care
  • You want to lead strategies to develop the Allied Health research culture, capability and capacity at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and develop our early career researchers through support, education and mentoring.   
  • You are skilled at engaging with a large group of Allied Health professionals and can develop strong relationships within the organisation and research links with the Universities

Benefit of working with the Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Opportunities to suit your professional development goals
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and, close to public transport

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.


All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Contact Person Dr Toni Withiel
Contact Number 0411 729 045
Closing Date 08/12/2021
Position Description
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