Research Officer in Health

Location
Bendigo, Australia
Posted
17 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Ref
553093
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Part-time or Full-time (0.6 to 1.0 FTE), Fixed Term Contract for 18 months
  • 3 Positions: one at  Albury-Wodonga Campus, two at Bendigo Campus
  • $63,521 - $86,205 (FTE) per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The John Richards Initiative (JRI) is undertaking a program of research into rural ageing and aged care that improves well-being. As of January 2018, JRI will be part of La Trobe Rural Health School. JRI research programs are interdisciplinary and encompass research on health services, healthy ageing, age-friendly communities, workforce and diversity in rural communities.

About the positions

Research Officer – Albury-Wodonga

In this position you will support the VERILY (Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities) project and other related research. The VERILY project is a two-year study that is funded by an Australian Government Dementia and Aged Care Services grant. This project is to trial new ways of supporting rural carers of people with dementia. This role is based at our Albury-Wodonga Campus and for other duties, skills and responsibilities, please click on the Position Description link below.

Research Officer – Bendigo (1)

In this position you will support the VERILY (Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities) project and other related research. The VERILY project is a two-year study that is funded by an Australian Government Dementia and Aged Care Services grant.  This project is to trial new ways of supporting rural carers of people with dementia. This role is based at our Bendigo Campus and for other duties, skills and responsibilities, please click on the Position Description link below.

Research Officer – Bendigo (2)

In this position you will support two dementia projects:

  1. the VERILY (Virtual Dementia Friendly Rural Communities) project which is a two-year study that is funded by an Australian Dementia and Aged Care Services grant.  This project is to trial new ways of supporting rural carers of people with dementia.
  2. The Webster Rural and Regional Dementia Care project is a three-year research initiative, funded through the bequest of Gordon Webster through Sandhurst Trustees and administered by La Trobe University.  This project aims to improve dementia care pathways within rural and regional Victoria with a specific emphasis on developing innovative and sustainable care for residents. 

This role is based at our Bendigo Campus and for other duties, skills and responsibilities, please click on the Position Description link below.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a health or community service discipline, and evidence of participation in higher level study relevant to discipline or professional area.
  • Evidence of experience in research and evaluation and the ability to work effectively under limited supervision or independently.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Evidence of experience in working with various range of technologies and softwares including smartphone apps, website navigation, statistical packages (SPSS/SAS/Stata/R), Endnote, NVivo.
  • A record of contribution to publications, conference papers and/or reports, or professional or technical contributions which provide evidence of research potential.

Please refer to the Position Descriptions for other duties, skills and experience required for thiese roles.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Benefits

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 10 December 2017 by 11.00pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries:  Dr Clare Wilding, c.wilding@latrobe.edu.au,  +61 2 6024 9651.

These positions are open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter specifying which position you are applying for and what fraction of employment you would prefer.  Please also submit a resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the Position Description.

Please scroll down to apply.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.