Research Assistant, Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance

Sydney, Australia
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for a graduate in psychology, public health or related discipline
  • Conduct data collection and analysis from young adults
  • Location - Sydney NSW Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.  

About the role

  • Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded Research) Contract role
  • Salary - $72, 880 (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

The role of the Research Assistant is to contribute to the research and dissemination activities of the Centre of Reseacrch Exellence in Mental Health and Substance Use. Specifically, this role will involve working within the Prevention team, which focuses on preventing the development of substance use and mental health problems among young people. This role will involve work on a 7-year longitudinal follow-up study, the Climate Schools Combined (CSC) study.  

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Honours degree in psychology, public health, exercise physiology, health science, nutrition, behavioural or social sciences
  • Previous experience in collection, analysis and reporting of research data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in following up research participants would be highly regarded
  • Ability to work both independently and within a research team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to liaise with key stakeholders

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment, including a Working With Children Check.

Contact: Associate Professor Nicola Newton


Applications close: 11 pm 30th November 2018

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