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Position Details
Reference Number 363705
Position Title Deputy Director, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe) (HSM Level 3) F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Camperdown
Advertised Award/Classification Health Managers/Health Mgr Lvl 3
Salary $105,615.00 - $120,402.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

To conduct high quality clinical, epidemiological and health services research to improve health outcomes for surgical patients.


To contribute to the development and implementation of the RPAH Robotic Research Program.


To lead multidisciplinary research programs including the Advanced Upper GI Research Program incorporating Pelvic Exenteration and Peritonectomy.


To supervise, appraise, manage and/ or provide expert advice in research methods to SOuRCe staff, clinicians, students and internal and external stakeholders.


To manage financial, operational and human resources management of the Surgical

Outcomes Research Centre (SOuRCe).


The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.



Selection Criteria 1. Relevant post-graduate qualifications and/or equivalent experience in epidemiology, biostatistics and/or health services research.

2. Demonstrated experience in the design and successful conduct of clinical, health services or public health research.

3. Demonstrated experience in and a sound understanding of statistical methods relevant to clinical/health services research, the design and maintenance of research databases and the use of statistical software (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata).

4. Demonstrated ability as a research leader e.g. through first author publications, first named investigator for grant submissions or ethics applications, invited presentations, research awards or prizes.

5. Experience in preparing research ethics applications and sound understanding of the research ethics and governance processes in NSW.

6. Excellent oral and written communication skills including a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and experience in report writing and oral presentations.

7. Experience in successfully managing a multidisciplinary research group or team.

8. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with clinicians, researchers and students.
Contact Person Kate McBride
Contact Number 0477174974
Closing Date 24/03/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view