Clinical Research Director

University of Adelaide

WCHN Clinical Research Director

Job no: 506357
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Senior Manager

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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) is South Australia's leading provider of health services for women, babies, children and young people. The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching.

The WCHN Clinical Research Director will be responsible for fostering and driving innovative research at the WCHN, building internationally competitive and high calibre research programmes. They will work with staff and key stakeholders, playing a major role in development and delivery of a research strategy to translate research findings into improved health outcomes and advances in clinical practice and policy for women, babies, children, young people and their families.

Working closely with the WCHN Research Advisory Committee and the WCHN Executive, the Director will lead the development and implementation of strategies and relationships that realise the outcomes of driving an organisation-wide accessible and integrated approach to evidence-based health care delivery.

The Director will conduct research that is consistent with, and supportive of, the WCHN’s core healthcare services, and will partner with other researchers and organisations including the University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Robinson Research Institute and other faculties and institutes to develop and share research outcomes for the benefit of the community. The focus of this role is to build and develop research excellence in women’s and children’s health, while maintaining clinical practice competency.

The role will report to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the Executive Director, Corporate Services WCHN.

This newly created position will provide an inspiring opportunity for a suitably qualified clinical professional with an established record of achievement in research and clinical service to enhance the profile of clinical research at the WCHN.  Candidates will be seeking to remain clinically active and research active and will be academically affiliated with the University of Adelaide.

Based in Adelaide, this is a 5-year fixed term appointment, renewable by negotiation.  A competitive remuneration in line with SA award will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For a confidential conversation, please contact the consultants from Odgers Berndtson leading the search: Suzanne Reiger -, +61 433 796 161, or Jenny Sutton

Applications close Friday 3 December 2021, submitted directly to

Advertised: 01 Nov 2021 12:00 AM
Applications close:03 Dec 2021 11:55 PM