Follow-up Co-ordinator, Research Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$84,665 – $89,477 p.a. pro-rata plus 17% superannuation
16 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Population and Global Health

  • Two part time opportunities available to commence in early February 2023
  • Part-time (0.5FTE and 0.6FTE), fixed term appointments for 3 years
  • Base salary range: Level 6, $84,665 – $89,477 p.a. pro-rata plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now adulthood to be carried out anywhere in the world. The Raine Study is a rich resource for researchers with prospective longitudinal data that has been collected at multiple time-points over pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. There are numerous stored biological samples. There are established collaborative research networks across a wide variety of disciplines.

The approximately 2,000 index participants (Generation 2) are now around 32 years of age, and their parents (Generation 1) are now around 60 years of age. There are currently more than 150 researchers from 14 broad areas of research utilising the Raine Study data. Over 50 peer reviewed journal papers are published each year on the Raine Study.

About the opportunity

You will, under general direction, be responsible for the efficient and effective coordination of data and biological sample collection from the Generation 1 (on average 60 years old) or Generation 2 (on average 32 years old) study participants who are part of the Generations Follow-up. The role includes training, supervision of, scheduling and coordinating Research Assistants, and overseeing the liaison and recruitment of the Generation 1 or 2 study participants. You will also conduct assessments and ensure the safeguarding of participants interests.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in a health discipline or demonstrated equivalent
  • Good Clinical Practice training required
  • Relevant experience in research project management
  • Experience in project management preferably within a health and research environment
  • Experience and knowledge of research methodology
  • Well-developed database and data entry skills, and experience in a range of computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and email
  • Leadership and management capability

About you

You are an experienced research officer preferably with exposure to cohort studies and volunteer participants. You are practical, adaptable, and hands on, with a friendly and approachable manner, leading your team at the face of data collection. You thrive in a busy environment and ensure that your team of research assistants work efficiently, professionally, and cohesively. You can communicate effectively with all stakeholders but especially with volunteer participants whose relationship you strive to continue to nurture for the long-term.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position descriptions:

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Diane Wood on

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.   

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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goals.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020

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