Research Project Officer (HEO 5)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 28 May 2023

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Part-time (0.4 FTE) fixed term contract until 28 February 2026 based in Allied Health and Human Performance at the City East Campus
  • Salary range: $73,341 - $86,642 pro rata (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Research Project Officer will provide high level project work, including communications and recruitment of participants, administrative coordination and clinical data collection on the following projects titled “Living your best day – optimising activity and diet compositions for dementia prevention” and a new research grant, titled “Small Steps Towards Dementia Prevention,” funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Medical Research Future Fund respectively. The position will also provide key support in areas such as reporting, stakeholder engagement.

About UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

In addition to industry-linked careers, UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance research strengths continue to influence and positively contribute to the health industry and broader community. UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance is home to the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), a recognised research centre which investigates the role of exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle activities in improving clinical and health outcome and Innovation, Implementation & Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT), a research concentration, which focuses on persistent pain and breathlessness, rural health and stroke recovery.

Core Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction and routine supervision of the chief investigator independently and proactively contribute to the research activities related to the ongoing NHMRC/MRFF funded projects
  • Take active role in leading the execution of research by applying broad theoretical knowledge and experience in the preparation of research study databases, study paperwork and consumables
  • Contribute to a range of project activities related to the NHMRC/MRFF funded projects
  • Independently conduct data collection activities using developed and specialist expertise involving activities
  • Undertake data processing, data entry and ensure data is backed up and stored safely

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field and demonstrated high-level experience in human research projects including clinical trials
  • High-level project coordination experience, including demonstrated ability to monitor multiple projects with a high degree of autonomy
  • Project management experience including project budget management and the ability to work under pressure and manage competing priorities under broad direction
  • Demonstrated experience and training in the collection and storing of specimens and data relating to human research projects
  • High level organisational skills and experience in setting up new projects, including developing ethics approvals, setting up of databases


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • Employee assistance and development programs 
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 5244.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 28 May 2023

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.


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