Research Officer in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $89,759 + 17% superannuation, pro rata
24 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • 0.5 FTE, part time fixed term until June 2023
  • Opportunity to support research in state-of-the-art cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand heart disease
  • Base Salary $89,759 + 17% superannuation, pro rata

About the opportunity

At the Kolling, we have brought together a large, talented team driven by a common goal to help diagnose, prevent and treat disease, and improve the care our community receives. Supported by a culture of collaboration, our researchers are investigating some of the biggest health challenges of our time from heart and kidney disease to musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders.

The Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Group focuses on developing state-of-the-art cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand heart disease. Through this, we are seeking to improve diagnosis and develop new treatment options for patients with the disease.

The Research Officer provides technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator/s and the teams to support the research activity and/or clinical trial requirements. This includes preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members such as protocol design, ethics and governance submissions and publications, performing fundamental aspects of research work such as data analysis, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research by providing essential technical and operational support.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to the design of research programs/projects
  • undertake planning and preliminary analysis to investigate and support the scoping of research programs/projects
  • develops suitable research protocols in collaboration with the Chief Investigator, and documents information as required
  • conduct data analysis and literary searches and aids in preparing preliminary reports
  • carries out literary searches, collects academic papers, codes information and summarises literature, etc
  • undertake research and prepares analysis on defined areas of focus, under some guidance of the Chief Investigator and in collaboration with other senior research staff
  • liaise with clinical specialists and affiliated researchers/collaborators regarding study progress and outcomes
  • conduct investigative tests related to specific cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
  • undertake appropriate research procedures in accordance with relevant ethics protocols.

About you:

  • has Tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in an appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) completing further studies such as a Master or PhD or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research
  • has extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • has experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • has experience in a research-intensive environment
  • has experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis.

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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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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