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Research Support Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$86,511 - $96,863 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • A fantastic opportunity to work in the Daffodil Centre at the University of Sydney
  • Utilise qualitative and quantitative research skills to support the administration and research requirements of this role, specifically in the area of Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed-term role, with possible extension
  • Base Salary $86,511 - $96,863 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

At the Daffodil Centre, we have brought together a large, talented team driven by a common goal, to help diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer, and improve the care our community receives. Our researchers are in a strong position, backed by the resources and expertise of our joint venture partner, the Cancer Council NSW. Our teams incorporate scientific breakthroughs into clinical practice, directly improving patient care and the health of our community.

The Research Support Officer will be expected to work across various projects and project groups, involving yourself in the research administration tasks and supporting research activities including a clinical trial. You will be responsible for assisting seniors and other research team members by completing and facilitating the administrative workload, supporting research activities and ensuring your work is accurate, timely, and impactful.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Support senior research staff by facilitating research administrative tasks including regular project reporting, ethics requirements, funding reporting requirements, etc.
  • track progress on a weekly basis to ensure workload and timelines are being met
  • prepare preliminary research reports, set up meetings with various internal and external staff, and conduct minute-taking
  • provide support in research activities including scoping reviews, environmental scans, survey design and development, qualitative research design and administration and clinical trial monitoring.
  • prepare and assist with collation and presentation of research and findings
  • work closely with senior researchers, internal, and external stakeholders, ensuring positive relationship building and networking
  • provide support for submissions and applications to secure funding for research, and coordinate approval processes for applications
  • complete ad-hoc tasks, activities, or requirements under the request of your relevant seniors or supervisor.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant health field
  • experience with RedCap, Microsoft Suite, as well as qualitative and quantitative software
  • ability to work across multiple projects or requirements at once, ensuring timeliness and organisational skills to meet conflicting deadlines
  • excellent administrative skills, coupled with effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written) together with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement
  • previous experience or knowledge of clinical trials, health quantitative and qualitative research, or the related systems (desirable).

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 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.

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Roshik Prasad, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Thursday 20 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

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Full-time employees: 7616

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