• Medical Research Officer, Executive Level 1
  • Repatriation Medical Authority
  • Ongoing
  • Salary $104,571 - $114,833 per annum
  • Location: Brisbane

A position of medical research officer with the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA) is available in the RMA Secretariat on an ongoing basis.

The RMA is a statutory authority created by Parliament. It consists of five eminent medical specialists who are responsible for making determinations regarding disease causation for the purpose of compensation for veterans and serving military personnel. More information on the RMA and its functions can be obtained at www.rma.gov.au.

The main responsibility of the position is to undertake critical reviews of the epidemiological and medical literature to identify the causes of a range of diseases. As part of a team of researchers, working under the guidance of the Principal Medical Officer, the successful applicant will select medical-scientific papers for detailed study. Using epidemiological principles to critically appraise the selected studies and summarise the evidence for causation within the framework of the Veterans' Entitlements Act, the successful applicant will prepare detailed briefing papers for the consideration of the members of the RMA to inform them in the determination of Statements of Principles.

The successful applicant will need a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the principles of epidemiology, biostatistics and the health or biomedical sciences. Preference will be given to an applicant having or working towards a Master of Public Health or equivalent, or relevant experience in the area of epidemiology or public health.

Note: An order of merit will be established that may be used to fill similar positions within the next 12 months.

Contact Officer: Dr Justine Ward on 07 3815 9408

For selection documentation and other information: visit https://dvajobs.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.home and complete the on-line application, including your responses to the selection criteria. For further enquires, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 1300 555 246.

Applicants must be Australian Citizens to be eligible for engagement.

Opening date: 13 April 2017

Closing date: 11 May 2017