Research Assistant, Westmead Applied Research Centre

$91,644 + 17% superannuation
30 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Unique opportunity to support a dedicated research team in cardiometabolic and digital health for the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC)
  • Utilise your exceptional interpersonal skills and previous experience to recruit participants and establish and maintain excellent relationships with clinicians, researchers and research staff to support delivery of some exciting new projects
  • Full time fixed term for 12 months (with a potential for extension) with a base salary of $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) celebrates a research approach that thinks and acts flexibly, aims to do more with less, embraces technology in health care, sees co-design and partnership as necessities for translation and impact, and consistently views its activities through the lens of value and equity. Their aim is to create, evaluate and apply innovative clinical and digital health approaches to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic and other chronic conditions. Their core values are innovation, frugality, co-design and value-based care.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to support in-person and virtual participant recruitment and follow up, working with our stakeholders to ensure timely, effective delivery of project objectives, maintenance of project documentation related to research study, collect qualitative and quantitative data directly from participants and be expected to coordinate research activities across multiple projects to ensure they are running smoothly.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • recruit study participants in-person and virtually, and explain and implement study procedures effectively to support patients and study adherence
  • undertake appropriate research procedures in accordance with relevant ethics protocols, and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • contributing to recruitment strategy including stakeholder engagement
  • conduct data collection directly from participants
  • contribute to the day-to-day implementation of research activities
  • apply your problem-solving skills and initiative to anticipate, address and escalate issues
  • support the research teams with ethics and governance submissions, publications, research administration, database management (e.g. REDCap).

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • direct experience applying your exceptional interpersonal skills to recruit participants
  • experience working in healthcare and research settings
  • experience working with a diversity of stakeholders where you demonstrated tact and discretion to enable effective delivery of research activities (e.g. healthcare professionals, academics, university and health professional staff, external groups).
  • experience in data collection.
  • experience collecting and analysing qualitative data will be viewed favourably.
  • expertise in developing and using research protocols, and ethics submissions.
  • the ability to take initiative and innovation in approach.
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods across multiple projects.

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

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Ajaypal Singh, Recruitment Consultant, via email to

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Applications Close

Thursday 08 December 2022 11:59 PM