Research Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$91,644 - $98, 796 + 17% superannuation
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term contract for 2.5 years with possible extension
  • An exciting opportunity in a newly created research role within the team focused on wearables and health within the Charles Perkins Centre and the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Base Salary ranging from $91,644 - $98, 796 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The position is located at Charles Perkins Centre, a leading multidisciplinary research institute of the University of Sydney.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, talented, and passionate Research Officer to provide operational and administrative support and leadership to Charles Perkins Centre's Theme of Physical Activity, Exercise and Energy Expenditure, which is led by Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis.

The incumbent will primarily support the activities within the newly founded Mackenzie Wearables Hub at Charles Perkins Centre. They will also support the data collection and management of a laboratory and free-living studies led by Prof Stamatakis' research group.

This is a great opportunity for an outstanding Research Officer to develop a strong career in health-related research and gain substantial experience and receive training on wearables-based measurement of physical activity and sleep, including machine learning related methods.

Your key responsibilities will be to-

  • Coordinate the activity of the Mackenzie Wearables Hub and manage relations with the multiple parties involved
  • maintain detailed records of equipment use, maintain and prepare project progress reports
  • support research work, laboratory and free-living studies of human participants, or monitor routine aspects of the research, or source information to aid research work
  • consult with external collaborators, lead the preparation of research protocols
  • coordinate data collection, grant applications and submissions, preparation of research reports
  • support routine aspects of other research activities undertaken by the Chief Investigator and his team
  • provide administrative support to the Mackenzie Wearables Hub and the Chief Investigator's team.

About you -

  • Honors degree with relevant experience in a related field, or first degree in a related area and substantial experience as research assistant/officer
  • proven experience working in a research-intensive environment
  • outstanding inter-personal skills and capacity to resolve challenging situations in the most professional manner
  • proven organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects and streams of activities
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols
  • advanced skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • experience with ethics submissions and grant applications.

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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.

EEO statement

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How to apply

Applications can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. Your application should include: a) an up to 1-2 page long cover letter summarising why you are an excellent fit and how your skills and experience correspond to the role's key responsibilities and selection criteria listed ( About you) above; b) your current CV, and any additional supporting documentation. .

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