Research Assistant (Level ARA)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Jan 2023

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Part-time (0.4FTE), fixed term contract until 30 June 2023 based in Allied Health and Human Performance at an off-campus location in Mount Barker
  • Salary Range: $74,385 - $99,759 pro rata per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role  

As the Research Assistant, you will contribute to research outcomes of the Department of Rural Health (DRH) under the direction of the Associate Professor: Research, with a specific focus on service and program evaluation and where appropriate the implementation of the DRH research plan.  

About UniSA Department of Rural Health (DRH) 

The University of South Australia’s Department of Rural Health (DRH) is aligned to the UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance Academic Unit within the portfolio of the Dean: Clinical Education and Equity. The DRH is a regional multidisciplinary school of health science supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Health through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Programme.   

Core Responsibilities  

  • Design analysis tools for a variety of DRH projects, in consultation with the Associate Professor: Research 
  • Contribute to the dissemination of new knowledge by drafting reports and papers, attending meetings, seminars and conferences as required 
  • Contribute to a safe and ethical working environment by obtaining and maintaining the appropriate research ethics and regulatory approvals, maintaining confidentiality of research proposals, data and research findings 

Essential Skills and Experience  
  • Significant skills and experience with data analysis and demonstrated understanding of data security, de-identification of data and safe data transfer protocols 
  • Demonstrated participation in relevant areas of research and knowledge of data support, analysis and management and high-level analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated competency in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders including the preparation of papers and reports 


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:  
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions  
  • Employee assistance and development programs  
  • A variety of leave arrangements 

How to Apply  

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

Please address your cover letter to Sara O’Donovan, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4739.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 30 January 2023

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.


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