Research Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime

  • Part time (17.5 hours) fixed term until February 2027, based at Liverpool

  • Research Officer- Supporting Allied Health Research Projects in South Western Sydney Local Health District

  • Base Salary $91,644 (pro rata 0.50 FTE) + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The School of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences school in Australia consisting of seven disciplines. The School provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The School enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths.

We are looking for a Research Officer to join the school at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Liverpool. This role will assist the Professor of Allied Health and support allied health clinicians in South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) to develop research projects.

This opportunity will be ideal for someone with a background in allied health and research.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist the allied health clinicians in developing research projects

  • ensure that research protocols are meeting required standards

  • provide research advice and consultation to allied health clinicians

  • assist with data collection and analysis of research projects

  • prepare materials for submissions to ethics committees

  • partner with a variety of stakeholders to ensure needs of the research projects are met.

  • provide support to Professor of Allied Health including newsletter preparation, social media tasks and reporting of research activities across campuses and assisting with annual reporting for the unit.

About you

  • Have a tertiary qualification in Allied Health (e.g. dietetics, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, social work or speech pathology)

  • have previous research experience working on and developing research projects

  • demonstrated ability to coordinate and prioritise - particularly in management of multiple projects

  • ability to work independently

  • are comfortable building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders from a range of different seniority levels

  • possess qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills

  • have experience using analytical software, either statistical or qualitative (e.g., NVivo, SPSS)

  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page. 

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