Brain Tumours - Online Platform Research Assistant

Melbourne, Australia
$80,258 p.a. plus 17% super
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job no: 0059586
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.6 - 0.8 FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Surgery
Salary: Level A.1 – $80,258  p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join a passionate team shaping the future of brain cancer survivorship care through innovative technology.
  • Make a meaningful impact on the lives of patients and their families while gaining valuable experience in digital health.
  • $80,258 p.a., plus 17% super, and benefits!

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team and make a real difference in the lives of brain cancer patients and their families. As a Research Assistant, you will play a crucial role in the development and implementation of an innovative technology-enhanced survivorship platform, supported by MRFF funding. This position offers a unique chance to work with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, eHealth experts, digital product designers, and consumers, fostering a collaborative and dynamic environment. Join us in modernizing survivorship care through digital solutions and contribute to improving the supportive care and quality of life for brain cancer patients and their loved ones.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support investigators in recruiting participants during the implementation and evaluation phase of the project.
  • Effective, well-organised and efficient administration and research support to the Brain Tumours Online Project Manager and Chief Investigators on the Research Team.
  • Data collection and management of study specific data collection (as per study protocols and SOPs).

Who We Are Looking For

You are a proactive and adaptable individual with excellent workload management skills, capable of troubleshooting, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines. You thrive both independently and as a collaborative team player, demonstrating strong attention to detail and a resourceful nature. Your effective communication and negotiation skills allow you to build and maintain relationships, while your flexibility, patience, and tolerance enable you to navigate diverse situations with ease.

You will also have:

  • Degree level education or relevant further education in health or science.
  • Experience within a clinical research setting or relevant experience demonstrating the necessary skills.
  • Experience with consumer/community engagement in research or communicating with research participants, particularly patients or caregivers.
  • Demonstrated data collection and management skills.
  • Proficiency in video-conferencing platforms, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Department of Surgery“

The Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne is a leading institution driving surgical excellence, research, and education. Join our dynamic team to make a profound impact on patient lives and shape the future of surgery. With state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research opportunities, and a network of experts, we offer a supportive environment that fosters professional growth. Together, we are transforming lives through exceptional patient care and pushing boundaries in surgical innovation.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Applications close: 5 July 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:  0059586 Brain Tumours Research Assistant PD.pdf

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