Research Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 10 Aug 2021

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Work type:Full-time
Location:Sydney, NSW
Categories:Research Administration support

School of Psychiatry / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
UNSW Medicine

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The School of Psychiatry is widely reputed as the pre-eminent psychiatric research department in the country, and one of the leading university groups internationally. It is located at the UNSW teaching hospitals at various metropolitan sites in the Sydney region and in rural New South Wales.

The Research Officer will assist with the management and conduct of research projects coordinated by CHeBA, including a study of vascular cognitive impairment funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The project aims to test novel MRI imaging measures of vascular function in brain in people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia arising from vascular pathology.

$89,000 - $95,000 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading pro rata

Fixed Term for 12 months from date of appointment.

Position is full time (1 FTE/35 hours per week)

Other Job-related information (within COVID-19 restrictions as they apply)

The position will provide clinical expertise and research assistance to research staff, including the contribution and application of knowledge in the field of dementia to research conducted within the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).

To be successful in this role you will have:


  • A tertiary recognised qualification in Psychology, Cognitive Science or related discipline.
  • Tertiary postgraduate qualifications are desirable.


  • Ability to communicate with people living with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment.
  • Knowledge of research protocols, experimental design and planning as involved in developing research projects and reporting against milestones.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders. 


  • Demonstrated high level of experience and theoretical knowledge of psychometric assessment of older adults with cognitive impairment.
  • Experience working with a range of computer systems and applications, including MS Office, MS Teams, online survey tools, and statistical software.

Applicants should systematically address the skills and experience section of the position description in their application.

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions, we are only accepting applications from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.


Vibeke S. Catts

 Applications close: 10th August 2021

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Advertised:28 Jul 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:10 Aug 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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