Research Assistant in Medicine

Sydney, Australia
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Sydney Medical School/ Sleep Medicine

  • Fantastic opportunity for a Research Assistant to provide support and expertise to the Chief Investigator and the Clinical trial team
  • Located at hospital based Sleep Centres- Royal North Shore/ Royal Prince Alfred/ Westmead
  • 3Xpart-time 0.8FTE (28 hours per week) Fixed Term 12 months positions and Base salary $71K p.a and generous superannuation benefits.

About the opportunity 

The Research Assistant provides support and expertise to the Chief Investigator and the clinical trial team to support the research activity and/or clinical trial requirements for the research project.  This primarily requires an active contribution to the Sydney Sleep Biobank project, which represents a large scale data collection in patients attending for overnight sleep studies across a number of participating sleep centres. Research activities will include writing ethics applications, undertaking core aspects of clinical trial work including patient recruitment, data collection and data entry. 

The position is required to work regular afternoons/evenings in a sleep laboratory environment at one of three hospital based sleep centres (Royal North Shore, Royal Prince Alfred, and Westmead Hospitals).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Research Assistants who possess:

  • tertiary qualifications in an appropriate discipline with relevant experience in the related therapeutic field. A background in clinical trial data entry and data management, education in health or a health-related field and an understanding and working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice
  • experience in Clinical research and developing and working on clinical trial projects, including expertise in using clinical trial protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications. Including sound knowledge of ICH/GCP
  • are able to work regular afternoon or evenings in a sleep laboratory environment at one of three hospital based sleep centres (Royal North Shore, Royal Prince Alfred, and Westmead Hospitals)
  • demonstrated computer skills in a research environment, including Microsoft Office and statistical packages

Venepuncture certification and prior experience in sleep technology and / or research is desirable but not essential.

About us

The Charles Perkins Centre Sleep Theme aims to reduce the societal burden of poor sleep behaviours and sleep disorders through a coordinated multidisciplinary program, with a focus on the links with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. This is achieved in part through a newly established research node, Precision Sleep Medicine (PRISM), representing a multidisciplinary initiative across major teaching hospital and research centres across the University of Sydney. The Sydney Sleep Biobank is currently the flagship project of the research node.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 1 July 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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