Opportunities

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The Collaboration regularly advertises opportunities for health researchers, clinicians and health consumers.

These opportunities range from voluntary and remunerated roles and may include employment, funding, mentoring, and grant endorsement opportunities.

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Positions

Tasmanian Department of Health Low Risk Research Ethics Committee – Expression of Interest.

The Department of Health and the Tasmanian Health Service are seeking members for its new Low Risk Human Research Ethics Committee (LRR Ethics Committee) via an Expression of Interest.

The LRR Ethics Committee is due to commence in 2024, with training expected to occur in March. The LRR Ethics Committee considers the ethical implications of low-risk research, quality improvement (QI), and audit projects proposed to be undertaken within the Agency. It supports ethical and meaningful research and ensures the ‘right thing’ is done among Tasmanians who may be involved in any research study.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from current staff working across all areas of Tasmania’s publicly funded health services and other healthcare professionals working in the broader community.

We welcome committee participation from members of the public. We particularly welcome members from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural and remote communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, people with a particular interest in health and medical research, and communities from all regions across the State. If you know of any members of the public who may be interested, please forward this invitation to them.

All members receive support and training in the ethics principles outlined in the National Statement, how to use the National Statement when reviewing applications, and how to navigate the online review system. Members will also join a community of people interested in learning more about the relationship among ethics, health and medical research, and the wellbeing of Tasmanians.

Information about the various roles available, and different levels of time commitment can be found in the link below.

If you or someone you know has an interest in research, QI, and audit projects that aim to improve the medical and health outcomes of Tasmanians, please complete an expression of interest via the online form.

Mentoring opportunities

Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas is a clinician-researcher mentoring program offered annually to new clinical researchers by the Tasmanian Health Service Allied Health Strategy and Research Unit (AHSRU) in collaboration with the University of Tasmania.

Designed to assist clinicians develop basic research skills and their research networks, participants develop small projects from a research idea inspired by their practice. Successful projects are supported by workshop learning opportunities and a mentor relationship with a UTAS researcher.

For more information contact Dr Elaine Hart (Elaine.Hart@ths.tas.gov.au or Elaine.Hart@utas.edu.au).

Courses

Translational research is now seen as a vital skillset for health researchers, and universities are responding with new courses.

Many are offered as short, online units aimed at mid-career researchers and health workers.

Explore available courses in our resource library

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