Senior Research Assistant in Nursing

Brisbane, Australia
06 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The School of Clinical Medicine

The School of Clinical Medicine has a strong focus on the delivery of both phases of the Medicine program across a number of sites within the Brisbane metropolitan area, including but not limited to, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston; the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba as well as QE2 and Redlands Hospitals; the Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside as well as Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals; Mater and Lady Cilento Childrens Hospitals, South Brisbane; Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich; Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes; Wesley and St Andrew’s Hospitals, Brisbane; the Primary Care Clinical Unit, Herston and the St Lucia Campus. Leadership at each site is provided by an experienced academic with responsibility for budget and financial matters, human resource matters and facility management. The School consists of academic staff members across all clinical disciplines and more than 2500 academic title holders.  

The role

The successful appointee will join a team focused on improving outcomes of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and building capacity in CKD research. The Senior Research Assistant in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Surveillance will support the CKD.QLD Registry and Database Study (, focusing on associated Registry activities. It is responsible for meeting the objectives as set by the Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease which may include specific research tasks, preparation of reports and assistance with data analysis.

This role is based at the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit, UQ Herston Campus.

The person

Applicants must possess postgraduate qualifications (or progress towards postgraduate qualifications), in Nursing, other Health Sciences and/or Science; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training, including qualifications and/or training in clinical renal practice and research.

You should also have a strong desire to promote a successful and highly-productive research environment to achieve health outcomes, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with colleagues at all levels, a strong work ethic, and a desire to actively participate in the research studies will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

This role is a part-time position; flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

To be considered for the role, all selection criteria must be addressed in the application.


This is a Part Time (0.6 FTE), 12 month fixed term appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range of $49,130.19-$53,735.49 plus employer contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $53,797.56-$62,870.53).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Ms Anne Cameron on +61 7 334 64995 or email  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Job Applicants must have work rights.

Application closing date

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 (11:55pm Eastern Australia Standard Time)