Research Officer

North Ryde, Australia
Friday, 23 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 23 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


Seeking a Research Officer with clinical trials experience to support a range of clinical research studies at ALERT.


  • Salary Package: From the pro-rata equivalent of $75,400 to $85,728 p.a. (HEW Level 5), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Part time (21 hours per week), fixed term position for 2 years.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment (ALERT) program is seeking a Research Officer to support the treatment and research arms of the program. In this role you will attend the weekly Diagnostic, Conservative and Surgical clinics (Thursdays and Fridays) to take limb volume measurements and photograph all patients attending the clinic. You will also be expected to collect, input and maintain this data in Odyssey and the ALERT Databank.

About You

You will be an empathetic, organised individual with experience in research administration. You will be able to work independently and as part of a committed team of research staff. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen attention to detail. You will possess excellent skills in the Microsoft Office suite and have experience in working with online database systems and data analysis software.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety. 

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and cover letter (1 to 2-page) addressing the selection criteria below in one file attachment.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in nursing, allied health, data management or health-related discipline
  • Demonstrated patient-centred philosophy with commitment to the principles of confidentiality, discretion and respect
  • Demonstrated experience in research administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a multidisciplinary medical and research team (including recruitment, assessment and follow-up of participants).
  • Good Clinical Practice experience and/or GCP certification.
  • Demonstrated excellence in electronic data entry and information management systems along with the knowledge of EMRs and paper medical records.
  • Demonstrated excellence in computer skills including MS Office and internet.
  • Experience in managing a clinical trial (desirable).
  • Knowledge and experience working with patients at risk of or living with lymphoedema and cancer(desirable).
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously on a research project(desirable).

Specific Role Enquiries: Louise Koelmeyer, ALERT Director at

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: Thursday, 29 April 2021 at 11:55 pm

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

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