Research Administration Officer, Communicable Diseases

Sydney, Australia
$91,644 + 17% Superannuation
23 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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About the opportunity

As the Research Administration Officer, you will provide research, administrative and operational support to the Clinical Chair of Communicable Disease Control and Infection Prevention.

You will facilitate and evaluate the outcomes of high-quality clinical research in communicable diseases, health protection and infection prevention between the Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases and Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney and the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide high-level administrative and project support in research data collection and reporting for the work area
  • coordinate and manage project grant applications and submissions, preparing compliance reporting and storing data
  • assist with research work and experiments being undertaken and monitor routine aspects of the research
  • support ethics submissions and reporting under the guidance of the Clinical Chair
  • prepare documentation for publications, reports and presentations including producing graphs and tables
  • coordinate research meetings, prepare agendas and minutes, organising events, research conferences and seminars
  • undertakes ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

  • doctoral or postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology, nursing, psychology, public health, or medical and health sciences and/or relevant experience in a related field
  • extensive experience in administering and developing research projects, including expertise in managing research protocols, ethics submissions and grant applications.
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • advanced skills and experience in data management and analysis, including using statistical analysis tools, scientific literary searches, preparing literary and other analyses, and reporting on research findings,
  • experience in a research-intensive environment or an academic health setting
  • knowledge of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, as applicable to the work environment.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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

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

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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Sunday 16 October 2022 11:59 PM