Research Assistant, Division of Health Sciences, Level ARA

Adelaide, Australia
Nov 28, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Two positions available; 1x full-time fixed term contract, and 1x part-time (0.5FTE) fixed term contract, both until 31 March 2021 and based in the School of Health Sciences located at City East campus
  • Applications from Aboriginal peoples are strongly encouraged
  • Salary range: $63,969 - $93,569 pro rata per annum (plus super)

About the Job

You will contribute to grant-funded research from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), titled ‘Training health professionals in smoking cessation for Aboriginal Australians’, which is aimed at developing and evaluating acceptability, practicality and usability of a smoking cessation training program for health professionals using digital interactive ‘augmented reality’ technology delivered by a smartphone application.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of tasks, including reviewing literature, designing experiments and producing data, and drafting reports, scientific papers and attending seminars and conferences.

Skills and Experience

An undergraduate degree in a health related discipline is essential, as is demonstrated experience in the use of databases and data analysis software, such as Excel, SPSS, or Strata. You will also have previously designed, undertaken and transcribed interviews with research participants, and coded and analysed results using NVIVO software.

You will also have demonstrated experience in the design and production of project-related documentation, such as surveys, standard operating procedures, and consent forms. High level communication skills, evidenced by the ability to work effectively with funding bodies and cross-institutional bodies will be highly regarded, as will your high level organisational skills and collaborative approach to working with your colleagues.

UniSA - an environment of intellectual curiosity, learning and research

As a University of Enterprise, the University of South Australia (UniSA) offers a dynamic and agile culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our breadth of activity provides our employees with a wide range of opportunities to grow and pursue new directions in a vibrant, engaging environment that goes beyond traditional limitations.

Our employees are motivated by seeing our graduates as the new professionals driving the national and international agenda through the skills and capabilities they have developed during their studies at UniSA. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We are authentic, resilient, and influential and we deliver results. There is no limit to the experience you can have at UniSA. We want the best people to come to UniSA to do their best work – so come and join us.

What we can offer you

When you join UniSA, we promise to provide you with opportunities that will help you grow your talents and career whilst ensuring you are supported in balancing your daily life with your work. We have a people-focused approach and understand the importance of supporting our staff through various services provided by the university.

We provide a rich array of leading development programs to build your capability in innovation, leadership teaching and learning, and research. Our health and wellbeing strategy promotes ways to improve your health and create a sense of personal wellbeing, enabling you to reach your potential in all aspects of your work and personal life. And we also offer flexible work options to enhance our positive working environment, along with a generous leave entitlement.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. Please address your cover letter for the role to Jade Windsor, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2138.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 15 December 2019

This position will transition to the UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit.

UniSA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples. Applications are also welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

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