Graduate Research Assistant, Dietitian

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Aug 2022

  • An exciting opportunity to work on a new study at the UWA Medical School, investigating the impact of plastics on human health
  • Full-time, fixed term appointment until 30 June 2024
  • Base salary range: Level 5/6 $73,982 - $89,477 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The PERTH (Plastic Exposure Reduction Transforms Health) Trial team is situated within the UWA Medical School, based at the QEII Medical Centre campus. The study involves a 1 to 2 year interventional clinical trial to investigate the health effects of plastic-associated chemicals (PAC) found in personal care products and diet. The study is supported by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, medical scientists, dietitians, and statisticians.

About the opportunity

We are seeking two Graduate Research Assistants to work full time on Stage 2 of the research study. You will participate in the recruitment of participants, conducting dietary assessments using a new computer-assisted, multi-pass method of interview and evaluation to assess sources of PAC exposure. In addition, you will assist in planning, overseeing, and coordinating the procurement and supply of food and other supplies for the intervention study, whilst providing educational support to participants during the intervention.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualification in dietetics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of dietary patterns and accurate dietary assessment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills.
  • Ability to show appropriate levels of initiative, and work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team

About you

You will be a great communicator, able to coordinate activity across a busy clinical study. You will be a motivated individual, who is passionate about improving health outcomes and environmental health. We encourage new dietetics graduates as well as experienced dietitians to apply for these research roles and join the study team. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying.

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing Date: 9:00 AM on Friday, 12 August 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Susan Herrmann at .

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
    UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

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