Research Associate in Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

Perth, Australia
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

UWA Medical School

Rural Clinical School of WA

  • Albany, Bunbury or Kalgoorlie based
  • Level A, part-time appointment on a fixed term basis to December 2020
  • Salary range: $85,729 to $95,237 plus 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

The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA) is a teaching focussed organisation which undertakes the education of medical students in their final years of study, set in rural and regional communities. This program initiated in 2002 has grown to encompass 14 rural sites and one city-based office, facilitating a quarter of all graduating medical students to experience a year-long immersion program in rural Western Australia. While the school is strongly teaching focussed, it also has a small but important research component. Up to one quarter of RCSWA students will conduct research project as a core aspect of their MD studies. The co-ordinator for this research will have a leading role in all aspects of developing MD projects, as well meeting the academic requirements of RCSWA’s partner universities.

About the opportunity

As the Research Associate, you will be an important member of the Rural Clinical School research network reporting to the Head of the Rural Clinical School of WA (RCSWA). You will be responsible for supporting and coordinating MD students participating in RCSWA undertaking research projects. They will contribute to the RCSWA research program to increase options for future MD research students. This will initially include acting as unit coordinator for UWA rural MD research students, and working collaboratively with the University of Notre Dame academics associated with second, third and fourth year MD research.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A Masters or PhD degree in a health-related field
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to work collaboratively as part of research teams
  • Experience with supporting, mentoring or teaching in research methods.
  • Experience in ethics application and reporting processes
  • A strong understanding of theory and methods relating to qualitative &/or quantitative analysis of health data.
  • The ability and experience in communicating scientific results through reports and presentations.
  • A high level organisational and time management skills and experience in working independently and as a member of a research team

Closing date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

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

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

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.