Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Fixed Term for 1 Year | Full-Time

  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 -$81,966 p.a.

  • Location: Bedford Park

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About the College of Medicine and Public Health     

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

The Public Health Discipline has an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual to support a broad range of innovative projects including:

  • Designing health communications for the prevention of e-cigarette use in young people.

  • Health behaviour and systems change.

  • Tobacco control.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

  • Population health.

As a Research Assistant your core responsibilities will involve the management of key project administration and research materials. You will liaise with research participants, undertake literature reviews, participate in data collection, and prepare required documentation as directed by the project Supervisor.

About You

We are looking for a Research Assistant who is highly organised and excels in all forms of communication; with experience in supporting health or community-based projects to successful completion. You will be proficient in record-keeping and planning, as well as meticulous at meeting deadlines and prioritising tasks accordingly. You will hold a degree in the field of health sciences, public health, behavioural science, education, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Furthermore, you can demonstrate:

  • The ability to conduct literature searches and manage Endnote databases.

  • A commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture supporting the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

  • Qualitative data analysis skills, including the use of software such as NVivo.

  • Experience working in withing mental health, alcohol and other drugs, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health contexts (desirable).

  • Experience using statistical software (e.g., R) to analyse survey data (desirable).

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

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

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Joshua Trigg

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


National Police Certificate - Australian Federal Police, Working With Children Check - Government of South Australia

Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

04 June 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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