Senior Research Officer, Health Services / Pharmacology

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 18 May 2023

9 May 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

18 May 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Part-time 17.5 hours per week/ Fixed term-12 months contract, flexible work arrangements-offering option to pick your days
  • Excellent opportunity to contribute to meaningful Research projects in Health Services/Pharmacology
  • Base Salary from $108,608 (Pro rata) + 17% superannuation.

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy is a constituent body of the University of Sydney, Australia. Pharmacy research has the potential to influence a huge range of health areas. Their research is at the forefront of drug discovery as well as clinical and sociological aspects of pharmacy and health services.

The Senior Research Officer-Health Services collaborates with the Chief Investigator under broad direction and exercises providing independent judgement which includes actively leading and contributing to research activities, designing research protocols, undertaking critical aspects of research work and clinical trial requirements. They can contribute to the role from their previous experience in this field to project management and delivery of the role's key accountabilities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • taking a lead role in the collection of research data and in preparing initial statistical analyses and insights for inclusion in preliminary reports
  • designing, developing, and managing appropriate databases to collect and analyse information by undertaking complex research, under broad guidance of the Chief Investigator and in collaboration with other senior research staff
  • managing the development of research publications and presentations including preparing literary reviews
  • ensuring that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met
  • solving complex conceptual problems and makes recommendations based on analysis in collaboration with other researchers to the Chief Investigator.

About you

  • PhD or Research Master's degree in medical health science with subsequent research experience
  • demonstrated and strong record of publications, conference papers, reports and/or professional and/or technical contributions in the relevant discipline area
  • demonstrated experience and skill in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research projects along with working knowledge of funding and grant submission processes
  • experience in interpretive statistical analysis, high level computer skills and database management, expertise in using Python or R is desirable
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • experience conducting research in health services research and in particular pharmacy or experience as a pharmacist is desirable.

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Sponsorship / work rights forAustralia

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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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Faiza Khan, Recruitment Operations, by email .

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Applications Close

Thursday 18 May 2023 11:59 PM

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Camperdown, Australia

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