Research Assistant /Research Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, 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, full-time available until 20 June 2023.
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5 or 6. Appointment available at HEO5 or HEO6.
Salary Range:
HEO5: $72,885 - $80,438 pa
HEO6: $81,377 - $86,765 pa
Reporting to:
Director, International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing
The Flinders University International Centre for Point-of Care Testing (ICPOCT) is a global leader in point-of-care testing (POCT) and is recognised for expertise in POCT research and teaching, encompassing chronic, acute and infectious diseases. The Centre’s research activities have made a significant contribution to increasing access to health care and improving health outcomes, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and in rural and remote settings nationally and internationally.
The Research Assistant / Research Officer position will provide support for delivery of program key performance indicators for the infectious disease POCT Programs of the Centre.
The level of supervision provided for this position is general. There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Key Position Responsibilities

Research Assistant (HEO5)

The Research Assistant is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the delivery of training to health workers at a range of sites including, but not limited to, regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol and Justice health services;

  • Providing scientific and technical support services in relation to troubleshooting point-of-care testing devices and related software;

  • Assisting in the production and updating of educational and training resources used to assist POCT device operators in conducting quality-assured POCT;

  • Providing quality management support services for internal quality control and external quality assurance frameworks;

  • Assisting in the preparation of material for publication including government reports, newsletters, website and promotional material;

  • Contributing to research and the preparation of published refereed articles on POCT;

  • Some interstate travel and out of hours work may be required;

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

Research Officer (HEO6)

The Research Officer is responsible for:

  • The delivery of training to health workers at a range of sites, including but not limited, to regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol and Justice health services;

  • Providing scientific and technical support services in relation to troubleshooting point-of-care testing devices and related software;

  • Producing and updating educational and training resources used to assist POCT device operators in conducting quality-assured POCT;

  • Providing quality management support services for internal quality control and external quality assurance frameworks;

  • Providing data management and research support services for the assessment of program outcome measures;

  • Contributing to infectious disease project planning meetings with key partners and/or stakeholders;

  • Preparing material for publication including government reports, newsletters, website and promotional material;

  • Contributing to research and the preparation of published refereed articles on POCT;

  • Some interstate travel and out of hours work may be required;

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

Key Position Capabilities

For Appointment at HEO5:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector.

  • Proven ability to manage, analyse and report on scientific data and keep clear and accurate records of research.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated sound computing skills and the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, that is, considering and amending practices to account for relevant cultural differences of the groups you work with (desirable).

For Appointment at HEO6:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field and subsequent relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector and principles and practise of routine pathology testing.

  • Proven experience in working autonomously and managing, analysing and reporting on scientific data and keeping clear and accurate records of research.

  • Demonstrated well developed written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated sound computing skills and the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, that is, considering and amending practices to account for relevant cultural differences of the groups you work with.

  • Demonstrated practical experience in training health professionals (desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Dr Susan Matthews

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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:

29 Aug 2021



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, full-time available until 20 June 2023.
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5 or 6. Appointment available at HEO5 or HEO6.
Salary Range:
HEO5: $72,885 - $80,438 pa
HEO6: $81,377 - $86,765 pa
Reporting to:
Director, International Centre for Point-of-Care Testing
The Flinders University International Centre for Point-of Care Testing (ICPOCT) is a global leader in point-of-care testing (POCT) and is recognised for expertise in POCT research and teaching, encompassing chronic, acute and infectious diseases. The Centre’s research activities have made a significant contribution to increasing access to health care and improving health outcomes, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and in rural and remote settings nationally and internationally.
The Research Assistant / Research Officer position will provide support for delivery of program key performance indicators for the infectious disease POCT Programs of the Centre.
The level of supervision provided for this position is general. There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Key Position Responsibilities

Research Assistant (HEO5)

The Research Assistant is responsible for:

  • Assisting with the delivery of training to health workers at a range of sites including, but not limited to, regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol and Justice health services;

  • Providing scientific and technical support services in relation to troubleshooting point-of-care testing devices and related software;

  • Assisting in the production and updating of educational and training resources used to assist POCT device operators in conducting quality-assured POCT;

  • Providing quality management support services for internal quality control and external quality assurance frameworks;

  • Assisting in the preparation of material for publication including government reports, newsletters, website and promotional material;

  • Contributing to research and the preparation of published refereed articles on POCT;

  • Some interstate travel and out of hours work may be required;

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

Research Officer (HEO6)

The Research Officer is responsible for:

  • The delivery of training to health workers at a range of sites, including but not limited, to regional and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, metropolitan Drug and Alcohol and Justice health services;

  • Providing scientific and technical support services in relation to troubleshooting point-of-care testing devices and related software;

  • Producing and updating educational and training resources used to assist POCT device operators in conducting quality-assured POCT;

  • Providing quality management support services for internal quality control and external quality assurance frameworks;

  • Providing data management and research support services for the assessment of program outcome measures;

  • Contributing to infectious disease project planning meetings with key partners and/or stakeholders;

  • Preparing material for publication including government reports, newsletters, website and promotional material;

  • Contributing to research and the preparation of published refereed articles on POCT;

  • Some interstate travel and out of hours work may be required;

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

Key Position Capabilities

For Appointment at HEO5:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector.

  • Proven ability to manage, analyse and report on scientific data and keep clear and accurate records of research.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated sound computing skills and the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, that is, considering and amending practices to account for relevant cultural differences of the groups you work with (desirable).

For Appointment at HEO6:

  • A Bachelor of Medical Science or equivalent degree in a relevant field and subsequent relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding of point-of-care testing and its application in the primary care sector and principles and practise of routine pathology testing.

  • Proven experience in working autonomously and managing, analysing and reporting on scientific data and keeping clear and accurate records of research.

  • Demonstrated well developed written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated sound computing skills and the ability to conduct literature surveys and access web-based information.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with information and communication technology systems including effectively using a range of Microsoft Office applications, with particular emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint and Teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally appropriate manner, that is, considering and amending practices to account for relevant cultural differences of the groups you work with.

  • Demonstrated practical experience in training health professionals (desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Dr Susan Matthews

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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:

29 Aug 2021
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