Research Officer, iMOVE Project Wagga Wagga Active Travel Plan

Sydney, Australia
AU$89,759 per annum + 17% Super
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • 0.6-0.8 FTE part time, fixed term position available until December 2023
  • Work on a meaningful project to evaluate the use and benefits of a large new cycleway/walkway in Wagga Wagga in partnership with Transport for NSW, Wagga Wagga City Council, and Murrumbidgee Local Health District. This position is located at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney Camperdown campus, Sydney
  • Base Salary $89,759 + 17% superannuation (pro-rata)

About the opportunity

Working on an exciting and impactful project funded by iMOVE Australia, we are seeking a Research Officer to support research on the outcomes and community benefits of a regional active transport network, including data collection, data analysis, project management and preparing reports and publications.

This project is being conducted by the Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, in partnership with Transport for NSW, Wagga Wagga City Council, and the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Travel to Wagga Wagga once or twice a year is likely to be required.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work in collaboration with the project officer based in Wagga Wagga, to plan for and manage data collection for various different project components, using surveys, interviews, observations, focus groups and collation of monitoring data
  • undertake administrative tasks including organising meetings and quarterly reports
  • undertake preliminary data analysis and prepare draft reports and academic journal articles for publication
  • support the research team and work extensively with the partners and stakeholder groups to meet mutual goals and deadlines and achieve the objectives of the project
  • ensure all ethical standards are met in conducting the research, including all ethical compliance requirements

About you

As a Research Officer, you have:

  • experience with either qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, with strong data analysis literacy
  • extensive experience with project coordination, including data management, data collection, and working with senior investigators
  • the ability to prioritise and manage competing deadlines, including organising committee meetings taking minutes and preparing quarterly and annual reports
  • experience with conducting online or face-to-face focus groups, and managing online surveys and response data
  • a Master of Public Health degree, or Master degree in a related field, or PhD in Public Health or a related field.
  • a strong interest in chronic disease prevention, promotion of physical activity, or active travel research.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Thursday 3 February 2022

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

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