Research Assistant, Faculty of Health and Medicine

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
20 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing

About the University of Newcastle

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing (RCGHA) is a priority research centre at the University of Newcastle within the Faculty of Health and Medicine. RCGHA is located at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, which is a formal partnership between the Hunter New England Area Health Service and the University of Newcastle. RCGHA focuses on individual health care and societal factors that affect the health of men and women across the life course. The centre creates and capitalises on significant data assets to provide research for the development of health and social policy, and service delivery programs within Australia.

About the Role

The role is an exciting opportunity to provide research support for the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing (RCGHA). Under the direction of the Research Manager, the Research Assistant will provide support for a number of research projects. The successful candidate will assist with ethics applications, manuscript preparation and submission, grant applications, literature searches, report preparation, and organising meetings. This position is based in the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), New Lambton Heights, NSW.   Full time, fixed term for 12 months.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, Public Health or similar
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated capacity to meet tight deadlines and manage time effectively
  • An interest in public health research
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Endnote
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting literature searches and writing literature reviews
  • An understanding of ethical principles
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found by following the instructions above. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

HEW 5 from $65,861 per annum plus superannuation guarantee contributions will be made to Unisuper with this appointment.

Closing Date: Monday 11th June 2018

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