Research Assistant - Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term for 1 Year | Full or Part-Time (Negotiable)
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5
Salary Range:
$74,270 - $81,966 p.a.
Reporting to:
Director, Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory (or Delegate)
Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI)
The Research Assistant, will undertake research with the Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory, Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre. The Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in computational analysis of heart rhythm disorders.
The Research Assistant will support the Research team and Director, Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory with a variety of research support under general direction.
Responsibilities will include assisting:
• data collection
• organising research group data into managed databases
• liaising with research participants
• assisting with grant applications
• cleaning and analysis of quantitative data
• developing ethics applications and research materials,
• support for the preparation drafts of research outputs
The Research Assistant will work effectively across a range of different projects and tasks in a team environment, with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines. They will have strong communication skills, organisational skills and preferably some experience in working within a research environment.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in development of project administration, protocols, and research materials.

  • Assist with research ethics applications, grant applications and literature reviews.

  • Maintain accurate records of research procedures, and maintain research databases for cardiac data for ongoing research projects

  • Assist with research data collection, and co-ordination of data collection from partner sites in clinical research studies

  • Assist with qualitative and quantitative data management, including coding, analysis, and data cleaning.

  • Complete general project administration, assist with ordering and purchase of research equipment, schedule research team meetings, assist with preparing meeting documentation (e.g., agenda and minutes), room bookings, and videoconference set up.

  • Contribute to presentations, research reports and/or manuscripts for publication, including preparation of tables and figures using Word and Excel; PowerPoint presentations and preliminary drafting and editing.

  • Provide administrative support for research team members of the Cardiac Signals Analysis Laboratory

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Undergraduate degree in medicine, public health, health science, or related disciplines

  • Experience or background statistics and/or data science or Honours as desirable.

  • Well-developed organisational skills and the ability to meet competing deadlines.

  • Well-developed writing and communication skills, particularly related to assisting in scientific manuscript preparation or grant writing.

  • Developed quantitative analysis skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Familiarity with a statistical analysis software package (e.g. SPSS, R, or Stata)

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work in a team environment demonstrating clear communication and mutual respect.

  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and act independently.

  • 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.

  • Experience working on research projects in health or the behavioural science (desirable)

For more information regarding this position, please contact Associate Professor Anand Ganesan .

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

Information for Applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

25 Sep 2022
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