Graduate Research Assistant

Perth, Australia
Jun 26, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 12, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation

  • Position based at Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Campus
  • Be part of a large multistate/multisite clinical trial
  • Level 5, full-time or part-time (0.6 FTE – 1.0 FTE), 2 year fixed-term appointment
  • Salary range: $70,693.00 - $78,354.00 (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

UWA Medical School is a large School within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. This position is based at the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Campus. For more than 35 years the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation has been improving our community’s health by funding the world-class medical research, ideas and innovations being undertaken at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) and other East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) hospitals and services. The Foundation works collaboratively with EMHS researchers, doctors and scientists, as well as professionals from other hospitals, universities and research institutes to benefit all Western Australians.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will provide support to the Project Manager in the management of the Australian arm of a large multi-centre and multi-national (currently Australia, New Zealand and UK) clinical trial.

Under limited direction, you will provide high-level organisational and administrative support for The Early valve replacement in severe ASYmptomatic Aortic Stenosis (EASY-AS) trial. In doing so, you will help to address a fundamental unresolved question in cardiology: the relative benefits of early aortic valve replacement versus watchful waiting in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic valve stenosis.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Relevant experience in the conduct, implementation and coordination of clinical trials
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet and email
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders with cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Highly developed attention to detail with the ability to adhere to strict protocols and working guidelines
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Ability to solve problems by using innovation and exercising diagnostic skills

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description.

Closing date: Sunday 12 July 2020

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).