Research Officer in Medicine

Sydney, Australia
02 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine

  • Located at the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders
  • Full-time fixed term position for 12 months
  • Remuneration package: $84K including annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Boden Institute is committed to reducing the individual and societal impact of obesity eating disorders and lifestyle-related chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, mental illness and osteoarthritis.

Led by key researchers across the University of Sydney, the Institute unites expertise in basic, clinical, public health and health policy research in the areas of obesity, eating disorders, nutrition, physical activity and metabolic health; clinical intervention and practice; public health programs and policy formulation and implementation.

The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) within Boden focuses on health service reform through policy, service development and workforce development as well as clinical research including developing models for innovative clinical care.

The Centre runs state wide policy and strategic change programs, have developed a workforce training suite, and develop e-therapies for eating disorders and run NHMRC and other competitive grant research trials.

Reporting to the Director of Eating Disorders, the Research Officer will provide support and a level of leadership under guidance from CEDD senior staff to the research and clinical trial requirements of CEDD within Boden. This includes actively contributing to research activities, designing research protocols, undertaking core aspects of research work and contributing to analysis and key findings. The incumbent will also collate and record research data, draw insights and analyses, and report information from the research undertaken. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity - all these ahead of being hardworking and accepting responsibility for your actions.

As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. Our Research Officer will possess:

  • 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 and relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and related legislation

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.

As this position is located on a 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.

To undertake this position the successful applicant will need to complete a police/criminal check.

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

Closing date: 11:30 pm 16 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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