Research Officer in Health

Sydney, Australia
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Contribute to research in work, health and rehabilitation
  • Full-time fixed term position for 12 months
  • Remuneration package: $97K to $104K including annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences faculty in Australia consisting of seven disciplines, five research groups and three research centres. The Faculty provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The Faculty enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths.

The overarching goal of the work provided in this position is to promote in-depth research into various aspects of the design of the workers compensation scheme and the way in which services are delivered to employers and injured workers who receive benefits under the scheme. It is anticipated that such research will assist in the future design and development of the systems implemented by icare and will help promote the return to work and wellbeing of injured workers.

The Research Officer will provide technical knowledge and expertise to the project team to support the research requirements for the work area. You will be responsible for the collection of research data and creation of research publications for ufirst/Health and Community Engagement (HACE)/icare with a specific focus on the three solution areas of the HACE delivery plan: Workforce Wellbeing, Treatment and Recovery, and Participation and Inclusion. The research will inform the development of good practice, best practice and next practice prototype models.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Research Officer who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field.
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • previous experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications.
  • demonstrated experience in scientific literature searches, data analysis and  preparing papers for publication
  • strong problem solving and organisational skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team, use initiative and exercise sound judgement
  • thorough understanding of ethics guidelines as they relate to research
  • the ability to work in a complex and challenging environment.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 22 August 2017 

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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