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Research Assistant, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

St Leonards, Australia
$83,384 - $93,362 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Full time fixed term for 12 months at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
  • Opportunity to contribute to the CardioSleep research program
  • Base Salary $83,384 - $93,362 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Unique opportunity to join an established research team based at the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, in collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre University of Sydney as a research assistant.

The CardioSleep research program is focused on the link between sleep-disordered breathing and range of cardiovascular diseases and includes aspects of diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Some of the projects involve collaborations with other centres in Australia and overseas. The work may also involve activities at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • have a role in the conduct of research studies including patient recruitment, obtaining consent and their adherence to research protocol, and associated data collection and analysis for concurrent research studies undertaken
  • understand and maintain a working knowledge of Study Protocols, assist with submissions to the Ethics Committee, collection of data which may also include respiratory testing, anthropometry, blood pressure, biological measurement, cardiovascular measurements
  • keeping clinical trial coordinator and postdoctoral researchers informed with research updates. Maintain communication with participants, their relatives and carers
  • make decisions in accordance with health service policies and procedures and in accordance with research protocols. Escalate issues to the Chief investigator or appropriate parties when needed.

About you

  • have a bachelor of Science Degree, with or without Honours
  • experience in clinical research, ideally with experience in sleep and/or cardiovascular research
  • skills and experience in physiological measurements
  • conceptual and innovative problem-solving skills for managing conflicting priorities, critical thinking and the ability to provide support for the development and implementation of research in a health care setting
  • strong interpersonal communication, negotiation, and influencing skills which demonstrates capacity to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • ability to work autonomously and within a team environment, communicating effectively and clearly with other research team members. Good written and verbal communication skills with a confident manner
  • demonstrated computer skills in a research environment, including Microsoft Office and statistical software packages.

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 reasons for 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

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

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

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Sunday 18 February 2024 11:59 PM


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