Research Officer

Sydney, Australia
$79,717 + 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)
27 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time fixed term until June 2023
  • Great opportunity for a research officer to support projects involving Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Base Salary $79,717 + 17% superannuation (Pro Rata)

About the opportunity

The School of Health Sciences within the University of Sydney is looking for a Research Officer to provide research support to a project involving Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Research Officer will be based in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health. The project aims to adapt the World Health Organisation's physical activity guidelines into clinical practice guidelines for health professionals working with people living with TBI across Australia.

The Research Officer will ideally have some experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and be required to work with the research team to conduct, code and analyse data from focus groups with people with TBI and other stakeholder groups, and update systematic reviews as part of guideline adaptation.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • organise and conduct (or assist with conducting) focus groups with people with TBI and other stakeholder groups
  • conduct coding and analysing qualitative data supported by an experienced qualitative researcher
  • update systematic reviews supported by a postdoctoral research fellow
  • assist with writing and submitting ethic applications
  • assist with the process of adapting physical activity guidelines
  • assist with ad hoc tasks in other project teams as required

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in Allied Health, Psychology, Public Health or similar
  • some experience with qualitative and, ideally, quantitative research methods
  • some experience coding qualitative data
  • experience with NVivo and REDCap software packages will be advantageous
  • good written and verbal communication skills
  • able to work both autonomously and as a collegial team member
  • able to manage multiple project demands and prioritise tasks.

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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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