Allied Health Research Officer

Sydney, Australia
AU$89,759 per annum + 17% Super
Nov 19, 2021
End of advertisement period
Nov 29, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time 0.5FTE, two years fixed term
  • Exciting opportunity to undertake a range of clinical research to support Allied Health professionals in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Base Salary $89,759 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health and wellbeing research. We do this through partnering with local and global organisations and working closely with people and communities to identify solutions that directly translate to health benefits.

The Research Officer will support the Professor of Allied Health, position between the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, and Western Sydney Local Health District.

The Research Officer will provide research support to allied health staff and contribute to research at Westmead Hospital and other locations in WSLHD. Our multidisciplinary research themes and centres reflect the strength, diversity and depth of our research. By translating our research into practice, we improve lives.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to research planning, including research design and ethics applications, with a focus on translation research and implementation science
  • manage progress of research work and provide day-to-day management and support
  • liaise with clinicians and affiliated researchers/collaborators regarding research progress and outcomes
  • support Allied Health staff at Western Sydney Local Health District
  • support research projects and activities such as conducting literature reviews, data management and analysis
  • source information and prepare drafts for research grants, publications and presentations.

About you

  • proven experience in research, ethics applications, research management, and preferably in implementation of research in the health sector
  • robust research understanding and ability to support others to undertake research
  • has experience in quantitative and preferably qualitative research
  • has experience in data collection, analysis, and publication / report writing
  • has strong business acumen and the ability to network and build robust collaborations to support clinical partnerships with Allied Health professionals
  • Allied Health professional, affiliated or registered with industry associations/professional bodies
  • holds a degree within an Allied Health profession and preferably with clinical experience
  • working toward or completed a research degree (MPhil or PhD (or equivalent))
  • has excellent organisational, time management and prioritising skills
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills, discretion in dealing with day-to-day operational matters.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, 29 November 2021

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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