Research Assistant in Medical Science

Sydney, Australia
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

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The Role

Seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to a research project on retinal imaging and to assist with the conduct of research for clinical studies led by Professor Ralph Martins and his team.

Under supervision from the principal researcher, the key accountabilities of the role will be to:

  • Coordinate the recruitment of study participants
  • Assist with conducting assessments on participants
  • Coordinate the preparation, collection and handling of trial data and reporting
  • Following training, collect and process and store or transport laboratory samples

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, the applicant should address the requirements listed below in a 1-2 page cover letter and submit it along with a current CV via the Macquarie University online recruitment system.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medical science, science or related discipline and an interest to pursue higher degrees by research in the field.
  • Demonstrated database management skills with experience using electronic participant records systems.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP, the National Statement and other relevant Australian research guidelines.
  • Experience working in a research laboratory with an understanding of clinical research, laboratory health and safety practices and principles.
  • Previous experience providing clinical trials support and an established understanding of clinical trials protocols, ethics and governance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with participants in a sensitive manner and maintain participant privacy and confidentiality of data.
  • Experience taking and processing participant samples and venepuncture skills, or a willingness to obtain it.

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with the University's requirements.

Salary Package: From $70,699 to $80,381 pro rata p.a. (HEW Level 5), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: part-time (equivalent to 4 days per week), 12 months fixed-term

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Tejal Shah at

General Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.