Research Assistant in Health

Randwick, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 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.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is internationally recognised as a leader in Public Health and Community Medicine with particular research strengths in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Health Services Management, Global Health and Primary Health Care. The School has a core focus in research and teaching to help inform policy, governance, organisation, work and leadership in the health sector through cross disciplinary collaborations with both academia and industry. The School also has strong associations with research centres and institutes throughout UNSW Medicine.

The Academic General Practice Unit conducts health services research from the Fairfield Hospital GP Clinic and its offices in the Ingham Institute in Liverpool and the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) at UNSW kensingtin Campus. The Research Assistant primarily supports all aspects of research as part of the electronic Practice Based Research Network (ePBRN) project. Apart from the computer network infrastructure established as part of the ePBRN, there are no laboratories involved.

About the role

  • $70,395 to $79,655 (plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Full time ( 35 hours/week)
  • 12 months fixed term (with possibility of extension)

The General Practice Unit has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join their team. The position will be based at the Ingham Institute in Liverpool. In this role, you will assist the director in the data analytic and health informatics components of the project: “Data quality assessment and harmonisation of the ePBRN data model with the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership - Common Data Model (OMOP-CDM)” from the development, implementation to completion stages.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Health Informatics, Health Information Technology, Information Systems or Health Infomation Management;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with the use of Australian health terminologies;
  • Demonstrate understanding of data modelling, database management and research methods.

You are required to systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online, regrettably applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Professor Teng Liaw, Director, General Practice Unit


T: (61 2) 8738 9347

Applications close:  3 December 2017