Research Officer

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 05 Jul 2024

Job no: 0062886
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: 
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: 
Academic A – $83,468 - $113,262 p.a. p.a. plus 17% super

  • Conduct recruitment, follow-up, and data management for the RAd Health clinical trial on adolescent health intervention in general practice.
  • Participate in impactful epidemiological research that can shape primary care policy and practice for adolescents.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The research officer will work on the RAd Health trial, a randomised controlled trial aimed at improving adolescent health outcomes through rebate payments for health assessments in general practice. Based in the Sexual Health Unit of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and collaborating with the Department of General Practice, the appointee will manage participating general practices, recruit and follow up with adolescent participants and manage clinic communications.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • In consultation with the project manager, assist with the recruitment of a cohort of adolescents and manage their data collection and follow up.
  • Assist the project manager with the day-to-day operations of the trial including providing ongoing support to participating clinics.
  • Assist with data collection including interviews, focus groups and surveys and analysis.
  • Provide regular feedback to trial investigators and other stakeholders as needed.

Who We Are Looking For


The ideal candidate will have excellent written skills with an eye for detail, demonstrated time management abilities to meet deadlines, and strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively.


You will also have:

  • A Master of Public Health or equivalent professional qualification
  • Demonstrated track record in independent or team-based research or evaluation in public health or primary care
  • Demonstrated experience in working on large research or evaluation projects set in primary care including data collection and data management
  • Demonstrated ability to expertly apply research methodologies and undertake quantitative or qualitative data analysis

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is a world-class institution that offers an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the field of public health. As the first school of its kind in Australia, MSPGH has built a reputation for excellence in education, research, and knowledge exchange, with a focus on Indigenous peoples. Strong collaborations with prestigious organizations and institutions provide a unique opportunity to contribute to global health initiatives. As a key member of the MSPGH team, you will have the chance to work alongside leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights, and expertise. The School offers a range of coursework degrees and research opportunities to contribute to training the next generations of public health specialists and researchers nationally and internationally.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Similar Positions