Research Assistant in Medicine

Sydney, Australia
28 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales and this association highlights a dual aim of attracting current and future medical leaders to the region, and in turn improve the provision of health care. The Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology is a unit within the Medical Program division of St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine. Its aim is to pursue excellence in education and research with respect to the quality use of medicines (QUM) at St Vincent's Hospital and beyond to advance ‘personalisation’ of medicine use based upon relevant factors such as therapeutic drug concentration monitoring (TDM), organ function and genetic characteristics.

About the role

  • $70,395K - $79,655K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

We seek a highly motivated, capable and ambitious individual with relevant research experience assisting in testing interventions to improve health outcomes in primary care. 

The Research Assistant will work with the research team to plan and execute a clinical trial of an e-Health intervention to assist in the management of gout in the community.

This position assists the Project Manager, academic staff and students with their research duties and contributes to the implementation, recruitment and intervention phases of the program. The Research Assistant coordinates tasks to ensure the project meets agreed milestones.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed a degree in a relevant field (e.g. biomedical science, health services research, psychology, public health, epidemiology or equivalent), preferably with experience working or liaising with general medical practices;
  • Demonstrated project and research support experience, including ability to meet project requirements and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting literature reviews, writing research reports, and data collection;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and manage professional working relationships.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Professor Ric Day, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, St Vincent’s Clinical School, UNSW Medicine


T: (61 2) 8382 2331

Applications close: 20/08/2017

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