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Research Assistant

North Ryde, Australia
$80,753 - $91,815 plus 17% employer's superannuation
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Salary Package: (HEW 5) $80,753 - $91,815 plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. Pro-rata rates apply for part-time appointments.
  • Appointment type: Full-time or part-time fixed-term position, for 12 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

About the Role

We are seeking talented and enthusiastic research assistant to support the work of the Centre. The role will involve a range of research support activities including, support in preparation of ethics applications, grant applications, presentations, internal and external meetings and workshops; performance of narrative and systematic literature reviews; data collection activities; formatting of manuscripts for submission; preparation of research summaries for the media. The successful applicant will work within the Health Analytics and Patient Safety steam. They will liaise with a range of academics, research and administrative staff as well as external stakeholders from all areas of the health sector.

About You

You will have a background in a health-related field with strong writing skills and be able to contribute to research papers. You will enjoy working both independently and as part of a team.

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. The Faculty forms part of MQ Health, an integrated academic health sciences enterprise which incorporates Macquarie University Hospital and primary and speciality clinics. We have active research programs in neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. Our Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety.

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, one of the core research centres within AIHI has a multi-stream program of research which focuses on investigating the outcomes and safety of health services. The Centre has particular expertise in assessing the impact of information technologies and investigating the role of electronic health records and decision support in supporting improved health care delivery and health outcomes in hospitals, primary care and aged and community care. The Centre's research team is multi-disciplinary and applies a broad range of research techniques, from RCT designs to direct observational studies of clinical work.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Link to AIHI recruitment prospectus

To Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must:

  • Respond to the selection criteria below and then upload the response as a separate document during the online application process.
  • Indicate whether they are seeking a full-time (100%) or fractional (%) appointment.

Essential criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, clinical science, epidemiology, psychology)
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in conducting literature reviews, including the design of appropriate search strategies for interrogating online databases such as PubMed
  • Demonstrable skills in MS Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Endnote
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail with a demonstrated capacity to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Excellent oral and written, inter-personal and team communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Australian Health Care System
  • Ability to understand and comply with the statutory privacy and ethical requirements for research and experience in preparing human research ethics applications

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Experience with statistical software packages
  • Post graduate qualifications, particularly those with a research focus (e.g., Honours, MRes, MPH) in the area of health
  • Experience in the healthcare sector

Specific Role Enquiries: A/Professor Ling Li, Health Analytics and Patient Safety Stream lead, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation:

General Recruitment Enquiries: Jasmine Xia, HR Administrator at

Applications Close: Friday, 28 Jun 2024 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Note: This position requires the completion of a criminal record check.

Diversity and Inclusion

Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Flexible Work

At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.


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