Research Assistant

Sydney, Australia
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the Dr Liang Voice Program as a Research Assistant
  • Located on the Camperdown/Darlington campus at the Sydney School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • 0.4 FTE, 2 year fixed term contract with a base salary from $76K p.a. pro rata, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Assistant provides technical and operational support to the Co-directors and Educational Designer to specifically support the education outcomes of the Dr Liang Voice Program (DLVP). This includes preparing relevant teaching materials in collaboration with team members, performing fundamental aspects of research work related to educational outcomes of the DLVP, and managing ongoing utilisation of the online learning platform Bridge2Practice. In this role, you will be expected to coordinate the activities associated with specific research projects, and delivery of key educational outcomes of the DLVP. Experience with online learning, and a high level of digital fluency is preferred.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Assistant who demonstrates:

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • advanced skills data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • working understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, as applicable to the work environment
  • experience in a research-intensive environment or interest in teaching and working in academia.

About us

The Faculty of Medicine and Health brings together the areas of dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy, health sciences and public health to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to solving modern day healthcare problems. By integrating the best minds and resources from our schools, clinical schools, disciplines and research bodies, the newly formed Faculty of Medicine and Health is designed to harness collaboration and translate research into education and clinical practice.  The University of Sydney Central Clinical School is the largest of the University's clinical schools, our staff cover a wide range of disciplines and research areas.

 The Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health science research and education. We are known for excellence. Students are at the centre of our education, and people at the centre of our research. We provide an engaging and stimulating student-centred education environment, attracting the best students and researchers nationally and internationally. The University of Sydney Voice Research Laboratory has a strong and proud tradition of world-leading research in voice over the last 30 years. The DLVP continues to foster expertise in the assessment and treatment of laryngeal disorders.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1184/1020F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Sunday 8 November 2020

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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