Research Assistant - OurFutures

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time fixed term until 2025 with possibility for extension

  • Provide valuable research assistance to the Matilda Centre’s OurFutures project

  • Base Salary $79,717 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use within the Faculty of Medicine and Health are looking for a Research Assistant to join the OurFutures team. OurFutures is a digital health program aiming to empower secondary school students to improve their health and wellbeing by preventing substance use and mental health problems. This role will assist with refining and optimising the program by conducting consultations with end users and liaising with web developers, with the overarching aim of taking the program to scale.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct consultations (e.g., focus groups and interviews) with end users of the program, primarily educators and students, to understand how to increase engagement and optimise delivery

  • liaise and manage queries about the program from students and teachers

  • liaise with the web development team to implement changes and ensure the effective operation of the program

  • assist with a range of research tasks, including writing and submitting ethics applications, preparing academic reports and manuscripts for publication, and presenting on findings at conferences

  • assist with ad hoc duties as required.

About you

  • has an Honours degree and/or post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Psychology, behavioural sciences or similar fields

  • has previous experience with digital health research, with experience with adolescent digital health programs highly desirable

  • has demonstrated understanding of substance use and mental health issues relevant to young people

  • has strong computer literacy skills and experience working with online platforms

  • has excellent stakeholder management skills and is able to build relationships with stakeholders of various levels

  • experience with statistical packages will be well regarded but not essential.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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