Research Officer, Let’s CHAT Dementia Project

Mildura, Australia
12 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • 2 days per week or (0.4 FTE)
  • 12 months fixed term contract
  • Based at the Mildura campus
  • $67,796 - $90,821  pro rata plus up 17% superannuation
  • Indigenous candidates are encouraged to apply

About the position

The John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research (JRC) undertakes a program of research into rural ageing and aged care that improves well-being. This part-time position will contribute as a key team member of the Let’s CHAT (Community Health Approaches To) Dementia Project, a NHMRC project to improve the diagnosis and support of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia.

Based at our Mildura Campus, you will work as part of a multi-institutions team across Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. You will be involved in project administration, arranging and making site visits, participant recruitment and consent, data collection – including conducting audits and conducting health assessment interviews with project participants and gathering and analysing data.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as Health or Community service discipline. Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks, as well as good communication skills both oral and written are essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply

Closing date: 5 pm Thursday 29th August 2019

Position Enquiries: Professor Irene Blackberry, TEL: 02 6024 9613 Email:

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
  • Three academic or clinical referees; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Recruitment Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 558616 under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.