Job Opportunity

Reporting to the Executive Director of Research and Academic Partnerships, the Senior Director, Research Strategy and Capability is a new role requiring a high degree of initiative and strategic thinking to implement the CHS Research Strategy 2021-2025 and increase organisational research capability. The Senior Director will lead, oversee and deliver strategic organisational-wide initiatives related to research, with the overall aim of growing and embedding research and translation of research into practice organisation-wide. 

The 2022-23 Research and Innovation Fund Fellowship Program

The ACT Government has made $1 million available through the 2022-23 Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) Fellowship Program to support early-mid-year career researchers employed in the ACT Health system. 

The RIF Fellowship Program, guided by Better Together: A strategic plan for research in the ACT health system, invests in people to build their research capability, make high-value contributions to improving the health and health care of the people served by the ACT health system and to encourage collaboration, leadership and capacity building in the ACT’s health and medical research ecosystem.

 

Applications close Friday, 17 February 2023 at 5pm. Late applications will not be considered.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us via email health.research@act.gov.au.

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Article of Interest:

New life-saving technique for shark attack victims

A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid fatalities from shark attacks, according to a new study by The Australian National University (ANU). 

The method involves a bystander using their own bodyweight to make a fist and "push hard between the hips and the bits". 

Lead author, surfer, emergency physician and Associate Dean of the ANU Medical School, Dr Nicholas Taylor, said the method reliably stops or reduces blood loss by using immediately available resources to treat lower limb haemorrhage.  

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Article of Interest:

Research translators: powering the MRFF to save lives and create jobs

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Spatial mapping

Learn more about how spatial maps are used to solve health pattern puzzles and please try this new national information system for tracking COVID-19. This interactive mapping tool is being developed to empower primary care providers and community to track COVID-19. Your feedback is welcomed.