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Health Literacy Hub Senior Research Support Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$95,860 to 113,992 (pro rata for 0.80 FTE) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Part time (0.80 FTE) fixed term 3 Year role as Research Support Officer/Senior Research Support Officer
  • Fantastic Opportunity to be part of an important collaboration with the Sydney Health Literacy Lab and NSW Health promoting health literacy
  • Base Salary $95,860 to 113,992 (pro rata for 0.80 FTE) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Founded in 1930 Sydney School of Public Health is Australia's first and leading school in public health. Each day, our researchers and graduates are tackling global health challenges and striving to improve equity in communities locally and around the world.

The Sydney Health Literacy Lab (SHeLL) is a dynamic research group within the School of Public Health striving to build health literacy skills and capacities in the population and ensure the healthcare environment is sensitive to the needs of the whole community. Read more About the lab - Sydney Health Literacy Lab

This team has several collaborative partnerships including a partnership with NSW Health to support the NSW Health Literacy Hub. This is a partnership committed to bringing together health staff, consumers and academics to support rigorous research and evaluation activities within the NSW public health system and enabling the translation of evidence into practice.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Research Support Officer/Senior Research Support Officer to provide valuable support to the Academic Lead and the team in this important collaboration for SHeLL.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

HEO 6 Research Officer

  • provide project management for research programs related to health literacy including project planning, tracking, implementing, analysis and reporting
  • review and modify existing project processes and procedures, implement revisions that streamline systems and more effectively supports research output
  • contribute to the development and evaluation of Statewide health literacy initiatives, including training and ambassador programs, seminar series, and Communities of Practice.
  • provide updates to the Chief Investigator/Supervisor about progress of research activity
  • analyse data using statistical analysis and modelling, report on findings and, in collaboration with more senior researchers, use this to further the research work undertaken
  • source information, research and prepare drafts for research publications and presentations including preparing literary reviews and carrying out theoretical research to support the overall research objectives
  • manage the preparation of documentation for publications and presentations aligned to the research program objectives
  • undertake appropriate research procedures in accordance with relevant ethics protocols
  • prepare material for submission to ethics committees when required
  • 3-5 years of research experience

HEO 7 Senior Research Officer - In addition to the above

  • guide research direction and priorities, ensuring projects align with broader university and NSW Health goals
  • evaluate and optimise grant management processes, ensuring maximum funding opportunities and successful grant acquisitions
  • champion best practices in research, driving the adoption of innovative methodologies and ensuring stringent compliance
  • direct the design and implementation of advanced data management systems, ensuring data-driven insights and research excellence
  • foster open communication and collaboration within the team, addressing stakeholder queries and concerns in a timely manner, while building trust within immediate work networks
  • navigate external partnerships, fostering collaborations that elevate research stature and impact
  • 5 to 10 years of research experience, including experience managing, reporting, and disseminating research data
  • experience leading end-to-end discrete research projects
  • experience working with external partners and stakeholders

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

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 23 June 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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