Research Assistant, School of Psychiatry /Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing

Sydney, Australia
17 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Psychiatry /Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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. The School of Psychiatry is widely reputed as the pre-eminent psychiatric research department in the country, and one of the leading university groups internationally. The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the School of Psychiatry is an international centre of excellence in multidisciplinary research into the ageing brain, including examining various aspects of cognitive disorders and dementia, as well as undertaking research into the prevention, treatment and assessment of cognitive ageing.

We are seeking a Research Assistant will provide administrative and research support to the projects focused on epidemiology and prevention of risky alcohol use in older adults. The Research Assistant will work within a multidisciplinary team and provide assistance to senior research staff in activities associated with the research projects.

About the role

  • $72-$82K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading pro-rata
  • Fixed Term for 12 months from date of appointment.
  • Part time (21 hrs/week).

As a Research Assistant you will perform data collection, management and analysis systems; maintain accurate research database and records, statistical reporting, publication registers and assist with data analysis and interpretation. You will Coordinate patient recruitment and screen study participants for research studies. Assisting with the preparation of ethics applications, grant applications, abstracts, progress reports and research outputs including reports and manuscripts for publication are an integral part of the role. In addition, you will be required to perform general administrative duties including attending meetings and training sessions, attend to enquiries, data entry and arranging expense reimbursements.

About you

To be successful in the role you will have:

Degree in Psychology, health Science (or a related/relevant discipline) or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training or experience

Research experience including data collection, management and analysis, preferably in the field of mental health and/or neuropsychology

Demonstrated experience in data analysis using SPSS for basic analysis and excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload

High level interpersonal and negotiation skills including ability to liaise effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders

Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria found in the position description in their application.


Ms Angie Russell, Centre Manager, CHeBA


T: (02) 9385 7357

Applications close: 4 weeks from live date

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